'I WOULD NEVER EVER DO THAT'
The Wales international took to Twitter to clarify what he was doing in the picture, which has since been deleted
Wayne Hennessey was forced to deny accusations he was making a Nazi salute in an Instagram post.
The Crystal Palace shot-stopper took to Twitter to clarify what was going on in the picture posted on Max Meyers story whilst members of the Palace squad were enjoying a meal in London.
In the snap (which has since been deleted) Hennessey appears to be making the infamous Sieg Heil gesture which was used as a greeting in Nazi Germany.
However, the Wales international has moved swiftly to clear up by explaining the post on his official Twitter page.
“Yesterday evening I had a meal with my team mates and we had a group photograph,” he wrote on Sunday night.
“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.
“Its 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 has lost his place in the Eagles starting XI this season, with boss Roy Hodgson preferring to start Vicente Guaita since the middle of December.