Full Tweet W*nkers: The Wayne Hennessey Special

'Any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental'


Oh dear, Wayne Hennessey. Oh dear:

From what Paddy can see, that’s exactly what he was doing.

Wayne Hennessey is probably not a Nazi. In fact, we’d go so far as to suggest he is definitely not a Nazi. But, as pointed out by Daniel Storey in the above Tweet, it very much looks as if Wayne Hennessey is “doing a Hitler salute on Crystal Palace teammate Max Meyer’s Instagram photo.”

This is not a good idea.

Even if it’s intended as a light-hearted jibe at German Max Meyer’s nationality, it’s not a good idea. To be perfectly frank, it’s a terrible, terrible idea. Especially if you are a relatively high-profile footballer in the social media age.

Still, at least Hennessey fronted up and apologised for hi-jinks gone wrong.


Now, Paddy thinks it’s fair to give Hennessey the benefit of the doubt that his gesture was just a very tasteless joke gone wrong. But you’ve had a mare there, man.

Just say “sorry, I f*cked up” and move on. Sadly, Wayne’s gone for the Joleon Lescott approach with his statement. Which, unsurprisingly, backfired massively.

The reaction to his excuse-making has been voluminous, and hilarious:

To be fair, there’s always the possibility that the whole episode was indeed some sort of horrible accident of timing. An unfortunate, one-in-a-million coincidence.

Anything’s possible, we suppose.

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