19 Aug 2010

Anelka slams French football basses for ban

5:53 am on 19 August 2010

Nicolas Anelka has described the French Football Federation as a "bunch of clowns" after they handed the Chelsea striker an 18-game international ban for his role in the national team's World Cup revolt in South Africa.

Anelka says he never intended fo play for France again anyway, and his career was effectively over when he was sent home from the World Cup finals for abusing coach Raymond Domenech.

31 year old Anelka says the whole inquiry was a farce, an attempt to save face, and no one was punished.