Wayne Hennessey "did not know what a Nazi salute was"

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  1. tyk

    tyketastic Well-Known Member

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    From Sky Sports.

    Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey "did not know what a Nazi salute was", an independent panel has found.

    Earlier this month Hennessey was cleared by the FA of making an offensive gesture during a team night out after he was pictured with one arm raised and one over his mouth - in what was alleged to be a 'Nazi salute' - in a social media post from German team-mate Max Meyer.


    The 32-year-old will face no punishment, with the panel accepting Hennessey displayed "a very considerable - one might even say lamentable - degree of ignorance" about anything to do with Adolf Hitler, fascism and the Nazi regime.

    The panel went on to say Hennessey would be "well advised to familiarise himself with events which continue to have great significance to those who live in a free country".

    The Palace goalkeeper was charged in January by the FA, who alleged Hennessey "brought the game into disrepute" and that his gesture "included reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion and/or belief".

    He denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, and an independent disciplinary commission found the charge "not proven".

    As part of his defence, Crystal Palace provided Hennessey with a number of photographs of himself using a similar gesture during a game, to prove that this is how he communicates when shouting.
     
  2. Marc

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    He'll be laughing his c.ock off at the idiots. That said, Prince Harry dressed as a Nazi and it just got laughed off
     
  3. On yer tyke

    On yer tyke Well-Known Member

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    I'm not having it, nobody is that thick.


    In fact I take that back actually, the panel who believed this are.
     
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    Stephen Dawson Active Member

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    The photo looked cut and dried to me. Amazed.
     
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    He should be sacked for being a complete moron if true (which I struggle to believe)
     
  7. tyk

    tyketastic Well-Known Member

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    I would say it's not the fact he did as much as the excuse but the panel actually bought it.
     
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    He claimed his left hand, held to his upper lip to mimic a Hitler-moustache to any sane observer, was merely cupping his mouth to project his voice better to the waiter who was taking the photo.
     
  9. JackTatty

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    So did Freddie Starr.
     
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    And I assume he’s never watched Fawlty Towers nally
     
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    thetykester Well-Known Member

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    How many matches did the panel ban McGeehan for due to these actions?
     
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    Jeez! ...never saw that (never read the Sun) & the number of times when I commuted & got off the train in the evening rush hour and did that exact pose when waving to Fraulein Obersturmführer aka 'the wife' aka 'SWMBO' through the crowd. Good job I ain't famous as the paparazzi/Sun would have had a field day.
     
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    Every child as part of the national curriculum has covered ww2. In this case ignorance shouldn't have been an excuse!
     
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    I say give him the benefit of the doubt, label him the most stupid person in Britain. Make him a running joke.
     
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    How can any adult over 20 years old seriously use the defence of not knowing what a Nazi salute is? How can a panel believe such mitigation?
    I don't believe his defence or the panel's conclusion. Hopefully EUFA or FIFA,may continue to investigate, as it is unacceptable.
     
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    Why do certain professional sports people get treated a lot more favourably that Joe Public would?
     
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    About as believable as saying the Waffen SS didn’t know what a Nazi salute was
     
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    Doubt if any teacher would 'risk' teaching the students how to do a Nazi salute.
     

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