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        1/24/2014, Shevat 23, 5774

      Anelka Vows to Fight Charges Over 'Reverse Nazi Salute'

      French soccer player Nicolas Anelka on Thursday denied making a controversial goal salute which was condemned as anti-Semitic and vowed to fight charges which could see him banned from the sport, AFP reports.

      Anelka, 34, was widely criticized for the 'quenelle' gesture which was popularized by French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala but described by critics as an inverted Nazi salute.