Nicolas Anelka Quenelle Ban: Former Arsenal Striker's Career Controversies (PICTURES)

28/02/2014 10:33 GMT | Updated 28/02/2014 10:59 GMT
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A picture taken on May 28, 2010 shows France's coach Raymond Domenech (R) speaking with striker Nicolas Anelka during a training session in Sousse, Tunisia, ahead of the start of the 2010 World Cup football tournament in South Africa. According to French sports daily L'Equipe on June 19, 2010 Anelka insulted coach Domenech during the half-time of the June 17 match between France and Mexico. AFP PHOTO FILES / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Nicolas Anelka was handed a five-game ban and fined £80,000 on Thursday following an investigation into his quenelle goal celebration against West Ham in December.

The France striker is no stranger to controversy, going back over 15 years, and here is a look at his chequered past.

Anelka controversies