Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has backed Wayne Hennessey after the Wales goal keeper denied making a Nazi salute.
Hennessey did actually carry out the gesture at a picture posted on Instagram by teammate Max Meyer.
The goal keeper said he was calling out to the individual taking the photograph”to can get on with it” and then”put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry”.
“I believe him totally.
Hodgson says he is convinced by Hennessey’s explanation, as is everybody at Crystal Palace.
“The other players had no sense of whatever unsuitable, so much so that they had no idea ahead of the photo was posted that it had happened,” Hodgson continued.
“Wayne has clarified himself very satisfactorily to both me and the team.
“I know Wayne, I know the sort of person he is and I don’t have any hesitation whatsoever in backing him along with his version of the narrative.”
German Meyer posted that the film onto his Instagram narrative, that has since expired, after a 1-0 FA Cup third-round triumph over League Two side Grimsby.
Hennessey, 3-1, who has made 81 looks for Wales and helped his nation into the Euro 20-16 semifinals, played at the achievement.