Tottenham outcast handed three game ban

first_imgTottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been banned for three games and hit with a Football Association fine after sending Nicolas Anelka a message on Twitter following his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture last season.Anelka, playing for West Brom at the time, made the gesture having scored against West Ham on December 28 – with the Baggies sacking the striker following their own internal investigation. The gesture was deemed by the FA to have an anti-Semitic element to it.Assou-Ekotto was charged after sending a tweet to Anelka congratulating him on the gesture and, despite the 30-year-old’s denial of wrongdoing, he will now serve a ban and pay a £50,000 fine. 1 Benoit Assou-Ekotto last_img