Henry isn’t going to be welcome in Ireland for some time after this blatant handball. William Gallas finishes off an Henry pass after he used his hand to prevent the soccer ball from going out of bounds and then makes the pass across the goalmouth to Gallas. Can you blame Henry for using his hand in this situation? Would you have used your hand? It was almost instinctual…
This isn’t just some friendly match either, this was for a place in the World Cup in South Africa. I think we’ll see instant replay come into play in world soccer very soon. No Irish luck this year though for the boys in green. It’s not exactly like Maradona’s handball in the World Cup match versus England, the Hand of God, but in terms of importance it’s maybe even a greater handball.
They’re now calling the handball by Henry The Hand of Fraud and The Hand of Frog. This is what Thierry Henry had to say: