West Brom sacks Nicolas Anelka after he quits

Nicolas Anelka had announced he is terminating his contract at West Brom and the club has now announced that he has been sacked due to "gross misconduct".

updated: March 15, 2014 08:47 IST
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London: West Bromwich Albion announced Friday that it had sacked banned French striker Nicolas Anelka for "gross misconduct", just hours after he announced on Twitter he was leaving.

Anelka, who turned 35 on Friday, was due to start a five-match ban after being punished for his controversial "quenelle" goal celebration at West Brom's 3-3 draw at West Ham on December 28.

Instead he announced he was terminating his contract with the Premier League club, a move it denounced as "invalid" -- before formally sacking him with 14 days notice.

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