[UK] Kick It Out statement on Nicolas Anelka charge
Tuesday 21 Jan 2014
Kick It Out has released the following statement after Nicolas Anelka was charged this morning by The Football Association for a gesture made during their match against West Ham United on Saturday 28 December:
"Kick It Out notes The Football Association’s announcement to bring a charge to West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka for a gesture made during their match against West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday 28 December.
“The FA has previously demonstrated its commitment to taking effective and swift action to deal with all forms of abusive conduct in football, and has spent a longer time than desirable in order to give careful consideration to the allegations made in this case.
“Kick It Out awaits Anelka's response to the charge before making any further comment. The campaign hopes that this matter can now be quickly concluded."
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