Nicolas Anelka was released from club duty ahead of West Bromwich Albion's clash with Everton on Saturday, reports the BBC. The absence is based on compassionate grounds, and the club confirmed he was excused.
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka will miss Saturday’s game at Everton after being released from duty on compassionate grounds, the club says— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 22, 2013
Anelka has since returned to the club and resumed playing.
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