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The last time I was home in Ireland I got off the plane, an Air France jet from Paris, and noticed a very interesting sign on the bag claim courtesy of the betting site Paddy Power. “Bienvenue, you’re all very welcome to Ireland, unless you’re name is Thierry.” I enjoyed a little laugh to myself, and was pretty amused by the shocked remarks and expression on the faces of the the French passengers as they realized the Irish weren’t ever going to let that handball go, and neither will I. In fact, I’ll never buy a France jersey again.

But the Irish Herald, a daily newspaper, recognizing his importance to Europe’s football retirement home, the MLS, has decided to mention Henry’s birthday in their celebrity section, although just like the bag claim at the airport, its not quite an honorable mention.

Posted by: Sergio Squirelle, co-editor, soccerprose.com


About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


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