The english FA is investigating allegations Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made a ‘Nazi salute’ in a group photo with team-mates.

The player denied it saying any resemblance to the gesture, which showed him with an arm raised and a hand over his mouth, was “absolutely coincidental”.

Palace team-mate Max Meyer posted the photo of the team dinner on Saturday evening as part of an Instagram story.

Hennessey, who was sat at the far end of the table, said he was waving with one hand and had his other hand over his mouth as he shouted over to the person taking the photograph.

Responding on Twitter, the 31-year-old Welsh goalkeeper wrote on Sunday: “Yesterday evening I had a meal with my team-mates and we had a group photograph.

The player denied it saying any resemblance to the gesture, which showed him with an arm raised and a hand over his mouth, was “absolutely coincidental”.