Henry’s hand, an Irishman can’t digest


A former Irish international returned, in the columns of the newspaper The Teamon Thierry Henry’s famous hand against Ireland, which qualified the French team for the 2010 World Cup.

It is a gesture that will have toured the football planet. On November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France, Thierry Henry equalized the French team on a hand control against Ireland in the second leg of the 2010 World Cup (1-1), for the goal of William Gallas in extra time after a 1-0 away win. Cheating not sanctioned by arbitration which then allowed the Blues led by Raymond Domenech to access the final phase of the World Cup organized by South Africa.

“That was bullshit”

A few years have passed, but the Irish clan keeps elimination against the French in their throats. So looms the meeting of the Euro 2024 qualifiers between Ireland and the 2018 world champions, this Monday in Dublin, Richard Dunne was not kind to the former top scorer in the history of the team. of France, since dislodged by Olivier Giroud.

In a newspaper interview The Teamthe ex-defender, present that evening on the lawn of the Stade de France, castigates the behavior of “Titi” at the final whistle. “He felt remorse and he told me that he touched the ball with his hand. I thought then: ‘Why are you telling me? Couldn’t you have told the referee a few minutes earlier?’ It was a difficult moment for me because I was down because of our elimination and his confession weighed me down even more (…) What Henry did at that time was a bit of a bet on stage. A way to show that he is a nice guy and that he wants to apologize… It was rubbish. In his place, I would never have done that.”

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