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
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