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  1. French Soccer Star Banned Over Gesture 

    Nicolas Anelka has received a five-match ban and a fine of $134,000 from the English Football Association following accusations of anti-Semitism. During a match, Anelka made the “quenelle” gesture  also known as an inverted Nazi salute. Anelka denies accusations of racism, claiming his action was an “anti-establishment” display of solidarity with his friend, French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, inventor of the “quenelle.” Footballing bodies have introduced numerous anti-racism programs in recent years, but it seems the world’s most popular sport just can’t seem to kick out its players’ bad behavior.

    Source: The Guardian

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