Anelka leaves West Brom following quenelle ban
Striker Nicolas Anelka says he is leaving Premier League club West Bromwich Albion with immediate effect after being suspended for five matches for a racially aggravated goal celebration.


Anelka was suspended for performing a gesture which is known in France as a "quenelle" and regarded as anti-Semitic. The French forward said on his Twitter account on Friday that he decided to leave the club after being offered "to rejoin the group under certain conditions I can't accept." (AP)