Sagbo & Assou-Ekotto: 'Quenelle' pair given more time to respond
Yannick Sagbo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have been granted more time to respond to Football Association charges relating to the quenelle gesture.
The pair, originally given until 8 April to respond, asked for more time.
What is a quenelle gesture?
- It is a hand gesture devised by French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who says it is an anti-establishment symbol
- However, many view it as an anti-Semitic gesture, reminiscent of the Nazi salute
- People have been photographed making the sign at synagogues and Holocaust sites
The FA has agreed but the new deadline has not been made public.
The 35-year-old former France international is now on the verge of joining Atletico Mineiro, according to the Brazilian side's president.
The quenelle, an arm gesture widely considered to be anti-Semitic, came to prominence in the UK after it was performed by Anelka while celebrating a goal for West Brom in December.
Assou-Ekotto, 30, is on a season-long loan at Loftus Road from Tottenham. He became involved after tweeting in response to Anelka's salute a message that translated as "I congratulate you on the beautiful quenelle".
Ivory Coast international Sagbo, 25, also took to the social media network after the incident, posting a picture of Anelka's celebration with a message of support for the striker and comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has popularised the gesture.