Pic: Five Years on from THAT night in Paris, here's how a very young Twitter reacted to Thierry Henry's handball
We imagine that Twitter would be slightly more vocal if the incident occurred today...
There are certain sporting moments that fans can not only recall, but they can recall exactly where they were at the exact moment that the moment happened. Sadly, Thierry Henry's infamous handball against Ireland in Paris is most definitely one of them.
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Henry's controversial act and while Irish fans have since moved on, we'd also wager that no one will forget and some won't even forgive.
JOE was probably still adhering to Bebo or Myspace as our social media outlet of choice on that infamous night in Paris but we've managed to source some of the best tweets sent about 'La main de dieu' in an age where barely anyone was tweeting or had the faintest idea what the word 'hashtag' meant.
Keep an eye out for Tim Lovejoy's spectacular inability to gauge the cultural anguish amongst Irish fans. Well, at least France imploded in spectacular fashion at South Africa.
thierry henry is now dead to me. Cheating f**ker, 10 years as my hero, undone with one cynical movement of the hand. Devastated.
— JamesVincentMcMorrow (@jamesvmcmorrow) November 18, 2009
— Des Bishop 毕瀚生 (@Desbishop) November 18, 2009
That Ireland-France result was a disgrace. A disgrace. And this from a man who will love Thierry Henry for all of time. A disgrace.\
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) November 18, 2009
Outrage. Thierry Henry has cheated Ireland, handling twice as Gallas scored. Disgrace. There'll be calls for a replay...
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 18, 2009
RT @colmisainmdom: Insane. The Irish hate Thierry Henry group is now at 12,657 fans. http://bit.ly/2lGJZd
— Michele Neylon (@mneylon) November 18, 2009
je deteste thierry henry..im pouring my french wine down the sink!
— Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne) November 18, 2009
RT @optajoe: 4 - Thierry Henry will now compete in his 4th World Cup finals - only Lothar Matthaus and Antonio Carb (cont) http://tl.gd/vtm5
— Tim Lóvejøy (@timlovejoy) November 18, 2009
If you think you've got busy day tomorrow then count yourself lucky you don't work in FIFA Press Office dealing with Thierry Henry questions
— James Pearce (@Pearcesport) November 18, 2009
Cowen found his scape goat though, Thierry Henry @sheehanpaul
— Paul Watson (@paulmwatson) November 18, 2009
For sale : one Thierry Henry autograph
— Alan Davies (@alandavies1) November 18, 2009
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— WTT: Define Now (@whatthetrend) November 18, 2009