Welsh Goalie Probed After Pic of Him Allegedly Giving Nazi Salute Goes Viral

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The English Football Association has decided to launch an investigation into allegations that Crystal Palace’s goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey had made a Nazi salute. The footballer, however, has he denied that he made the gesture, insisting his that it has been misinterpreted. The scandal broke out after Hennessey’s teammate Max Meyer, himself a German, uploaded a picture with fellow players from a team dinner following a 1-0 win over Grimsby Town in the FA Cup. 

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The photo now circulating on social media has brought the keeper under fire, as his arm gesture resembled a Nazi salute. 

​Amid the backlash, he explained on Twitter that he was just waving and shouting to the person taking the picture and would never make a “completely inappropriate type of salute”.

​The explanation was met with sarcasm, as many didn’t seem to believe Hennessey.

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​However, some offered a “save” for the keeper and his story.

​Hennessey, who plays for the English Premier League team Crystal Palace, has made 81 appearances for Wales, including games of the Euro 2016, where his team made it to the semi-finals

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