Samir Nasri Tweets apology for “quenelle” picture, claims it is not “anti semitic or against jewish people”

Nicolas Anelka’s “quenelle” celebration after scoring a brace for West Brom at West Ham on Saturday continues to dominate sports and news pages in both France and the UK.

For background, see: West Brom’s Nicolas Anelka performed an anti-semitic celebration after scoring against West Ham [Picture].

Yesterday’s press statement from West Brom was particularly shoddy as whilst Anelka agreed not to use the celebration again, he did not apologise.

We can only hope the FA throw the book at Anelka and you suspect he may not play in English football again.

On Saturday evening, it also emerged that Samir Nasri had also been seen in a picture, doing the “quenelle” with the founder of this disgraceful movement: comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri had posed for a photo with Dieudonné doing “la quenelle” outside the club training ground. See above.

Quite how Nasri and Anelka believe this gesture is not “anti semitic or against Jewish people” is beyond us.

Perhaps Nasri and Anelka should look at this photo gallery, titled: “For those who claim the quenelle is not an antisemitic act”.