LONDON -- West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka was charged by the English Football Association on Tuesday for performing a gesture considered to be anti-Semitic while celebrating a goal. Dorian ODaniel Jersey . The former France international has until Thursday to respond to the charge, and is facing a minimum five-game Premier League ban under the FAs anti-discrimination sanctions. West Brom said Anelka is now "considering his options," adding that its internal inquiry will conclude when the FA process is over. The gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has been described as an "inverted Nazi salute," involves pointing one straightened arm downward while touching the shoulder with the opposite hand. It was popularized by a French comedian whose performances are considered anti-Semitic. Dieudonne MBala MBala denies anti-Semitism claims, but he has been convicted multiple times for inciting racial hatred or anti-Semitism over the years. This month, Dieudonne agreed to abandon a controversial show banned in several French cities after angering the government. Anti-racism group Kick It Out said the FA has "spent a longer time than desirable" before charging Anelka over the incident in the globally-televised match against West Ham on Dec. 28. Anelka said after the West Ham game that the gesture was meant to show support for Dieudonne, and it was "anti-system" rather than anti-Semitic. While accepting that Anelka is not anti-Semitic, Britains Jewish security organization warned Tuesday that the "quenelle" could be directed at Jews more as a result of its use in a match. "Anelka has introduced a very ugly phenomenon into British football," the Community Security Trust said. The 34-year-old Anelka had already agreed not to perform the gesture again but has not apologized. "Anelka made a gesture which was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper," the FA said in a statement. "It is further alleged that this is an aggravated breach ... that it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief." The FA introduced a minimum five-game ban for racism last year in the wake of high-profile cases that saw Liverpool striker Luis Suarez suspended for eight games and Chelsea captain John Terry for four. A three-person FA independent regulatory commission will deal with Anelkas case, and the European Jewish Congress is demanding "the strongest punishment possible." "The FA must send a very strong message that offences made against the Jewish community should be treated in the same away as offences against any other minority," EJC President Moshe Kantor said. "Anti-Semitism is a growing phenomenon in Europe, and in particular surrounding football stadiums, and hate against Jews, as with any other type of hate and intolerance, should be stamped out without demonstrating leniency to the perpetrators." West Broms shirt sponsor announced it wont be renewing their deal when it expires at the end of this season as a result of the controversy. Anelka is one of the most talented and controversial players France has produced. After growing up in a Parisian suburb, Anelka started his career at Paris Saint-Germain and was quickly spotted by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who signed him in 1997. Anelkas sometimes nonchalant attitude and apparent lack of commitment to the team started to anger the Arsenal fans, who gave him the nickname "Le Sulk." Anelka left Arsenal in 1999 for Real Madrid, where he won the Champions League, before moving to PSG, Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbahce, Bolton and Chelsea. Anelka caused the biggest controversy of his career representing France when he was sent home from the 2010 World Cup after insulting then-coach Raymond Domenech in the dressing room. 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Sweezy was the one part of the Seattle Seahawks offensive line that had avoided injuries or having to change positions this season.CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Tampa Bay Rays put right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained oblique in his left side, the second starter theyve lost to injury in a week. Cobb pitched seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Hes gone 15-1-3 innings without allowing a run. The Rays called up left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham to take his spot on the roster. Beliveau pitched 22 games in relief for the Cubs in 2012 and one for the Rays last season. Left-hander Erik Bedard was added to the roster on Sunday and will take Cobbs spot in the rotation for now. Left-hander Matt Moore went on the 15-day DL earlier in the week with a sore elbow. The Rays moved left-hander Cesar Ramos from the bullpen into the rotation to take his place -- Ramos started Sunday against Cincinnati. Chad Henne Chiefs Jersey. Ramos and Bedard competed for a spot in the rotation during spring training, so they were ready to be starters when the season began. Cobb felt some tightness in his side during the game on Saturday, but he was throwing so well that the Rays thought nothing of it. "Im not exactly sure when it happened," manager Joe Maddon said. "We thought it could have been dehydration." He was examined after the game and sent back to Florida for an MRI to determine the extent of the problem. The Rays put him on the disabled list right away because they knew hed miss one or two starts anyway. "If we do everything right, theres a chance we could have him back for that third start," Maddon said. 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