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        12/29/2013, Tevet 26, 5774

      Footballer Denies Gesture Anti-Semitic, But...


      French footballer Nicolas Anelka denied, Sunday, that a gesture he made during a Saturday match in Britain was Anti-Semitic, according to Agence France Presse. Using the Twitter social Website, Anelka argued in his tweets that the gesture - in which he thrust his straightened right arm downwards while tapping his bicep with the other hand - was merely "anti-establishment". The gesture - an imitation of a salute frequently used by a French comedian friend of Anelka's who has been convicted several times for anti-Semitic public comments - was immediately and widely condemned.

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