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Palace keeper cleared as FA charge not proven

5th April 2019, 13:01 by Simon Barlow

Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey will face no punishment for an alleged Nazi salute made in a photo posted online by Max Meyer.

The 32-year-old had denied the charge, saying any resemblance to the Nazi gesture in the picture was "absolutely coincidental".

The Football Association had alleged the action breached its rules relating to abusive, insulting or improper conduct and bringing the game into disrepute, but the charge was found to be not proven by an independent regulatory commission.

The photo, posted on Instagram by German team-mate Meyer after the Eagles' FA Cup win over Grimsby Town in January, immediately drew criticism from supporters.

Hennessey appeared to have his left hand covering his mouth with his right arm in the air in what could have been interpreted as a saluting motion.

The Wales international has previously said he "waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it" and "put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry".

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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