Originally Posted by Real World
Give Henry credit, he came out and admitted it was a handball, and stated he thinks they should replay the game. Imagine that? How many players would say that in a similar situation? Not many
I wouldn't give Henry any credit at all!! Of course he had to admit it was handball, he couldn't exactly deny it!
If you saw his first interview after the game, you will get a true image of what he thought about what happened. Smug and arrogant would sum it up.
It was only when he saw the reaction the next day of the French nation, and the international outcry, did he come out with those platitudes.
He also knows fine well that the game would never be replayed.
It was interesting to hear the Athletic Bilbao crowd boo him last night when he came on as a sub in the Barcelona game. It is a foretaste of what is to come for him, especially in the World Cup.
Cheating is endemic to soccer. From players using their hands to control the ball, to players feigning injury to stop the game, to players diving in the box for penalties. The game is now a huge turn off for those of us who still appreciate the way the game was played a few years ago.
Yesterday, I watched a great game of rugby between England and the All Blacks, where two teams fought one another for 80mins to win the match.
Give me that every week, or the NFL instead of the crap being dished up each week by overpaid, under-talented soccer players.