Wayne Hennessey: I was waving, not making Nazi salute

Ruben Hill
January 10, 2019

It resembled a Nazi salute as Hennessey was slammed on social media.

For the briefest moment, it looked like Wayne Hennessey might have made a "Hitler salute" during a Crystal Palace team dinner on Sunday evening, but, following clarification from the man himself, we can thankfully confirm that that wasn't the case at all - far from it.

The photo, which appeared on Max Meyer's Instagram story, appeared to show Hennessey stretching out his right hand while placing his left hand above his mouth. However, the 31-year-old Wales global denied making the gesture - considered a reference to former German dictator Adolf Hitler.

He goes on to say that he waved and shouted on the person who had been clicking the picture to get on with this and at the same time, he had put his hands over his mount for carrying the sound.

"I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental", he said.

Hennessey, who made 81 appearances for Wales, began the season as first choice at Palace, but has recently lost his place to Spaniard Vicente Guaita.

Hennessey was recalled to the starting line-up for Palace's game against Grimsby on Saturday and kept a clean sheet as the Premier League side progressed to the fourth round courtesy of a 1-0 win.

It is believed that the goalkeeper could face an investigation by his club in the upcoming days, with Sky Sports suggesting the Football Association could take action.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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