FA Investigate "Nazi Salute" Claims Against Former Wolves Keeper
8 January 2019, 16:18
The FA is looking into the incident which led former Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to deny making a Nazi salute.
Wales international Hennessey appeared to be making the gesture in a picture posted on Instagram by Crystal Palace's German midfielder Max Meyer as the players celebrated their FA Cup win against Grimsby on Saturday night.
Hennessey is seen in the background of a group photograph posted on Meyer's Instagram story, which has subsequently expired.
The 31-year-old has denied he was making a such a salute, claiming on Twitter that he was calling out to the person taking the photograph.
"Yesterday evening I had a meal with my team mates and we had a group photograph," Hennessey wrote.
"I waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it and at the same time put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry.
"It's been brought to my attention that frozen in a moment by the camera this looks like I am making a completely inappropriate type of salute.
"I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental. Love and peace Wayne."