Crystal Palace & Watford: Wayne Hennessey’s Nazi ignorance in doubt

Crystal Palace & Wayne Hennessey’s Nazi ignorance

Last week Crystal Palace goalie Wayne Hennessey was let off of a claim he made a Nazi salute.

Had the FA found Hennessey guilty of the charge, the Welsh international would likely have faced a significant ban.

So how did Hennessey get off?

The Palace stopper claimed he couldn’t have intentionally made a Nazi salute as he lacked knowledge of Hilter and the Nazis.

Ultimately Hennessey argued that he was too ignorant about the Nazis which meant he couldn’t be guilty of a Nazi salute.

Many reacted with shock to Hennessey’s Nazi claims.

Has he never turned on the History Channel?

However some social media fans have dug into Hennessey’s past to question his Nazi defence.

Previously the keeper has engaged in chat about World War I.

Football journalist Daniel Storey has hit the nail on the head with this tweet.

Impact on Watford & Troy Deeney

According to Paul Merson, the Hennessey defence has impacted Watford and Troy Deeney.

Deeney was sent off last midweek against Arsenal in the Premier League.

The Watford captain was sent off for an elbow on Lucas Torreria.

It’s since come to light that Watford are appealing the red card decision.

When Merson was asked for his thoughts on why Watford lodged their appeal, the Soccer Saturday pundit said the following:

You might as well appeal it. You might as well is you’re not getting an extra game.

If that lad [Hennessey] is going in saying he doesn’t know who Hitler is, then you’ve got every chance.

He could’ve said ‘I’ve tickled him’. If he was in after him, he could have got away with that.

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