Ireland wants a replay with France. Thierry Henry shamefully handled the ball in the second leg of the playoff thereby setting up Gallas for a dubious goal that gave France a 2-1 aggregate advantage.
FIFA is looking into the scandal that has rocked the footballing world. Keen observers are following and will like to see the outcome. Whatever the outcome is will give a signal as to what examples we set for our children on morality and ethics. Our children will like to know if it is ok to cheat in sports or exams.
FIFA has a moral obligation to set good examples. FIFA is also under pressure before the 2010 world cup to improve or increase the amount of technological input in football.
Henry should be given a post match red card and 5 match ban. In the future Thierry Henry should not be allowed to talk about sports to children unless he shows remorse for this shameful act.
As I do hope, fairplay should be emphasized more than ever.
Sports is a noble activity and all international organisations must stop at nothing to ensure that fairplay and justice, as much as possible, are promoted through sports. It shouldn’t be about money all the time even though money and sponsorships are important. Honour and integrity must be carried along. They are virtues we need to make the world a better place.
BY Adeola Aderounmu
You could work hard all your life to achieve greatness and then mess it up with one stupid unbecoming act. This is what Henry has become to his fans worldwide-A very big shame!
I feel so sorry for him because I don’t know where he will find respite for his soul after cheating in that game against Ireland. Football is a game and FIFA has preached fairplay for ages.
Where is the FairPlay in carrying the ball with your hand when it wasn’t basketball?
Thierry Henry has become a disgrace and a huge shame to the game of football. I wish him well as he battles the open wound in his conscience.
I am not a fan of Ireland neither am I a fan of France. I just want to enjoy watching a game. I always hope the better team wins but it doesn’t always turn out to be so.
But when one team or a player clearly robs the other side in a significant way, I always wished I had the power to nullify the outcome.
If I could I would have ordered a replay of that match in less than 72 hours at a neutral venue just like the Egypt-Algeria match that was decided in Sudan.
Shameful, sad indeed, Henry!
by Adeola Aderounmu
I just want to say FIFA will be the MOST USELESS ORGANISATION on the face of the earth if France goes to the World cup with that goal by Gallas. Ireland should protest to the highest level.
Thiery Henry was playing the ball with his hand for at least 1 second, 2 maybe, and then he managed to get it across to Gallas.
If this result stands, then FIFA is just so useless!
I mean I have seen Danish referee robbed Chelsea in favour of Barcelona in 2008. This one just shown by Thiery Henry is the height of the mockery of the game of football.
If that result is not annulled, FIFA is sending another bad signal to footballers-that it is ok to cheat.
Thiery Henry should be given a post-match red card and probably a ban that would put him out of football. He’s already planning his retirement before this shameful act.
This is so sad, another bad day for football.
If nothing is done about this nonsense, I repeat that FIFA will be the most useless organisation of all ages.