The UK Independent Party have suspended 22-year-old candidate Alex Wood, after a photo emerged of him apparently making a Nazi salute to camera.
Wood, who says the photo was stolen from his Facebook account, has an entirely different explanation. He says the photo actually captures him reaching for the camera after his girlfriend tried to snap him imitating a pot plant, while messing around in the pub.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage, for one, is buying it. He told the Huffington Post "I've looked carefully into this and spoken to Alex and I believe him...these things happen, I should know."
But what do you think? Is this a convincing explanation for the image above? Or has Wood been caught in the act of expresses his true affiliations?