A soccer player from the Ivory Coast for Britain’s Hull City team has been fined for posting a message of support for Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture on social media.
The British Football Association will request that Nicolas Anelka serve his entire suspension for performing the quenelle salute regardless of the soccer team he joins.
Nicolas Anelka, a French soccer player for a British club, was fined $130,000 and suspended five games for performing the quenelle gesture in a game.
A Paris court has ordered the removal of sections of a YouTube video in which the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala celebrates the quenelle.
Britain said on Monday it had banned a French comedian accused of anti-Semitism, saying he would not be allowed to enter the country for public policy and security reasons.
A Jewish student union petitioned a French court to order the removal of a YouTube video in which an anti-Semitic comedian celebrates the quasi-Nazi salute he invented.
The president of France’s main Jewish group has nuanced his blanket condemnation of the quenelle gesture and said that it is not necessarily anti-Semitic.
The English Football Association charged Nicolas Anelka on Tuesday for making a “quenelle” salute after scoring for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham United in the Premier League last month.
It’s been three weeks since soccer star Nicolas Anelka flashed the anti-Semitic ‘quenelle’ gesture. British Jews are asking: Why hasn’t he been punished?
Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community rallied outside France’s embassy in Brussels to thank the French government for its efforts to keep an anti-Semitic comedian from touring.