West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that they have sacked Nicolas Anelka for 'gross misconduct'.The striker - currently banned for his 'quenelle' goal celebration - announced via Twitter on Friday he was terminating his contract with immediate effect after refusing to accept West Brom's conditions for returning to the squad. Those conditions - later revealed by Albion - were that he accept a fine and apologise to "the club, its supporters, sponsors and the wider community for the impact and consequences of his gesture." West Brom initially released a statement branding Anelka's shock announcement "unprofessional", and that was followed hours later by a second statement informing the player his resignation was not valid - and he was, in fact, being dismissed for 'gross misconduct' and the club had given him 14 days' notice of the termination of his contract.
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