Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute for allegedly making a Nazi salute, the Football Association has announced.

Hennessey, 31, denies making the gesture in a picture posted on Instagram by his Crystal Palace team-mate Max Meyer as the players celebrated their FA Cup win against Grimsby this month.

"Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3", the FA announced on Twitter.

"It is alleged that a gesture he made, which was captured by a photograph and posted on social media, breached Rule E3[1] as it was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute".

The Wales international has denied he was making such a salute, claiming on Twitter that he was calling out to the person taking the photograph and any resemblance was "absolutely coincidental".