The Irish Twitter reaction to Thierry Henry’s retirement shows that some of us just can’t let THAT handball go
Ah come on now lads, it’s been more than five years after all.
Thierry Henry confirmed this morning that he is retiring from football and will take up a punditry role with Sky Sports.
His decision prompted a flood of tributes and sparked debate about where he lies in the list of the greatest players to have ever played in the Premier League.
When Irish people think of Henry, of course, we can’t help but recall that infamous night in Paris five years ago last month when the Frenchman’s handball cost us a place in the World Cup and caused a level of outrage on the Joe Duffy show that wasn’t replicated until the Garth Brooks fiasco this summer.
While we would have assumed that most people have made peace with Henry’s actions five years on, judging by the reaction on Twitter this morning, it appears that some of us just can’t let it go…
Would like to say well done on an amazing career to Thierry Henry on news of his retirement from football.
But I just CANT. ✋⚽️
🇫🇷 V 🍀
— Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne) December 16, 2014
— YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) December 16, 2014
Good luck to Thierry Henry in retirement. We'll never forget you. pic.twitter.com/HyLjL77yDV
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 16, 2014
Dear @ThierryHenry - take it HANDy on your retirement!
— FM104 (@FM104) December 16, 2014
So much love for Thierry Henry. Only people he shouldn't expect a card from are the Football Association of Ireland. Unless the card's red
— MIKILL PANE (@MikillPane) December 16, 2014
— Dalton Dullaghan (@daltondullaghan) December 16, 2014