West Brom head coach Keith Downing has said forward Nicolas Anelka is surprised by claims his goal celebration during the Baggies' 3-3 draw at West Ham was an anti-Semitic gesture.
The 34-year-old returned to the West Brom side for the first time in over two months and scored a brace in an entertaining Barclays Premier League game in which both sides came from behind.
Anelka seemingly performed the 'quenelle' salute, made famous by French comedian Dieudonne and linked to anti-Semitism in his homeland, but Downing said the striker was merely paying homage to his friend.
Masked raiders armed with crowbars and a sledgehammer threatened a petrol station worker before emptying the tills.
Three men stormed the Tesco filling station in Congregation Way, West Bromwich, and smashed shelves and displays before escaping with cash as well as hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes.
Det Sgt Toby Davis said the female sales worker was on the late shift at around 11pm on Saturday when the robbery happened, and was threatened as the robbers got behind the till.
They were in and out in just a few minutes, stealing as many cigarettes as they could carry.
We know they left the scene in an Audi A1 which was white with a black roof.
It is fairly distinctive and we urge people who saw it in the area of West Bromwich on Saturday night to call us as their information could prove vital in piecing together events and who is responsible for the crime.