Wayne Hennessey has denied accusations that he was performing a ‘Nazi salute’ during a picture while he was out for a meal with his Crystal Palace team-mates on Saturday evening.
The 31-year-old was accused by some of mimicking the offensive gesture after being pictured on Max Meyer’s
On Sunday evening, Hennessey took to Twitter to explain that he ‘waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it’ and used his hand to cover his mouth so the ‘sound would carry’.
Wayne Hennessey was accused of performing a ‘Nazi salute’ in a photo on Saturday evening
The 31-year-old goalkeeper denied the accusations on Sunday evening on his Twitter account
The Wales international
‘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.’
Hennessey in action for Palace against Manchester United earlier this season
While the picture was posted on Saturday night, it has since been deleted with photos on Instagram stories expiring after 24 hours.
Hennessey recently lost his place in the Eagles’ starting XI to Vicente Guaita but managed to feature for the full 90 minutes in the FA Cup win over the Mariners.
Jordan Ayew scored the winning goal four minutes from time as Grimsby almost held on for a replay despite being down to 10 men from the second minute after Andrew Fox saw red.
Palace have won their last three games in the Premier League and are six points clear of the relegation places.