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Handcuff gesture had a point...

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has revealed that the 'handcuffs' gesture he used to celebrate his goals against MSK Zilina in the Champions League was a message to the French Football Federation (FFF).

The forward was banned from international football for 18 games by the FFF for his part in France's shambolic World Cup campaign, disrupted by well-documented internal dissent within the squad.

Anelka has insisted that he will never play for his country again and used the brace he bagged against MSK as a way of sending a clear signal to the FFF.

"It was just something for the French Federation about what happened at the World Cup," he said, according to Sky Sports.

"What happened in summer is in the past, now I'm 100 per cent focused for Chelsea."

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