Beyond ridiculous now. Should've just said he didn't think about the seriousness of it and realises now that it's not a laughing matter and apologized. The way it's all played out has made even more of a mockery of things than the gesture was
It’s utterly ludicrous. WW2, the Nazis, The Battle Of Britain, the Spitfire etc etc. Is all massively ingrained on the national conscience. The FA should be ashamed of themselves for believing his excuse. So he means to say he never watched Dads Army, The Great Escape, Where Eagles Dare, Schindlers List, Saving Private Ryan, A Bridge To Far, Captain America, Indiana Jones, Inglorious Basterds, Allo Allo, etc etc etc.
Nazis as bad guys isn’t just limited to GCSE history classes. A massive amount of pop culture features them as the main villains.
That all these FA suits, and Roy fucking Hodgson of all people, are now making excuses for the guy is utterly incredulous.
Hamza Choudhury of Leicester is facing a misconduct charge for tweets he made 6 years ago when he was 15.
Crazy. This doesn't allow for change of world view, personal growth or just normal maturity. Choudhury is being punished as if it happened now, with all we and he knows 5/6 years later - meanwhile Hennessey can get out of a clear Nazi salute by saying he doesn't know about Hitler or the Nazis. Righto. Not like it's taught at school, featured every single day on the History channel, or mentioned online quite often at the moment. Ignorance, it seems, is an excuse, but being a child and not being that aware of the wider world is not.
Same as Andre Gray the other year. Worst bit about both Choudhury and Gray is that an opposition fan (Liverpool/Arsenal respectively) had trawled through their old tweets to get back at them for something that happened during a match against their team. Hennessey just volunteered his Nazi salute.