Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has sensationally accused French football of effective racism following the treatment of some of France's World Cup flops this season.

When Anelka faced Marseille in September he was jeered throughout, leading the forward to suggest there was more to the treatment of some of the World Cup squad than met the eye.

"In the World Cup we saw the true face of France," he told the Daily Mirror.

"In difficult moments, we see what people really think. They said 'Franck Ribery hit Yoann Gourcuff; Gourcuff is a good French boy, Ribery is a Muslim.

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