Nicolas Anelka has announced on Twitter that he has with immediate effect terminated his contract with West Brom.
“In order to preserve my integrity, I’ve terminated my contract with West Brom with immediate effect.”
The controversial striker was in trouble last year after he did the ‘quenelle’ gesture after scoring against West Ham last year and was subsequently banned for 5 games and received a £80,000 fine.
The “quenelle” arm gesture is sometimes considered anti-semitic and some believe the gesture is an inverted form of the Nazi salute.
Anelka denied the celebration was anti-semitic but rather that he made the gesture in support of his friend Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a French comedian who has been convicted seven times of anti-Semitic crimes.