LONDON – Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged by the Football Association after allegedly making a Nazi salute.
In a picture posted on Instagram by his German Palace teammate Max Meyer, Hennessey was seen making what was interpreted as the Nazi gesture as Eagles players celebrated their FA Cup win against Grimsby earlier this month.
Hennessey denies the gesture, insisting he was merely waving and shouting at the picture-taker.
But the 31-year-old was charged with bringing the game into disrepute on Wednesday.
“Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3,” the FA announced on Twitter.