Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has claimed goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is 'desperate' to learn about the Nazis after being cleared of racism charges.
Hennessey, 32, had initially been charged by the FA after appearing to make a Nazi salute on the Instagram story of team-mate Max Meyer in January. The Wales international has since been cleared of the aforementioned charge, having fervently denied the allegation throughout.
As quoted by the Guardian, he said: "
"I’ve no idea about the level of knowledge in relation to the Holocaust, the second world war, in other clubs or even in our club. It’s now something we know may well exist and will have to be dealt with.
"Together, the club and Kick It Out, we will sort it out, certainly where Wayne is concerned because he is actually very desperate now to learn as much as he can."
Hennessey has made 20 appearances in the Premier League and FA Cup this season, although hasn't played since the beginning of March against Burnley, with summer signing Vicente Guaita recently preferred between the sticks.
Hodgson was also asked whether he was disappointed in Hennessy's apparent lack of understanding regarding such an significant time in human history should be questioned, with the 71-year-old defending his keeper.
He added: "
"I think what is important in that report is that they made it perfectly clear they found Wayne a very honest and kind and good individual."
Source : 90min