Nicolas Anelka Released from Duty by West Brom on Compassionate Grounds

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistAugust 22, 2013

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Nicolas Anelka of West Brom in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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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.