Udate Nov 23rd 2009
Acording to this Reuters report, FIFA is to hold an extraordinary meeting before next month’s World Cup draw to discuss Thierry Henry’s handball in the qualifiers and the discovery of a match-fixing ring by German police.
Match-fixing ring, eh? Would that be anything like a conspiracy, do you reckon?
What a proud day for France, beating Ireland by playing basketball.
Damn! There’s our guys thinking you can’t touch the ball, but M. Henry knows better. He knows that no matter what happens, France will be brought into the World Cup. If he should happen to gently nudge the ball with his hand, no referee will notice, and if Ireland should manage to equalise, the referee will somehow contrive a penalty for France before the final whistle.
He knows this because he has been told it before the game kicked off. Thierry Henry knew his team would be going to South Africa before they played one second of the first leg in Dublin.
Because we now know clearly that soccer has no credibility whatever. We can see now that soccer is a profoundly corrupt activity, with no purpose except to make money for people like Thierry Henry and his masters.
It’s a fix, and anyone who doubted it before now would need to have another hard look at the facts. Any sport that is unable to correct blatant cheating, caught on camera for the entire world to see, doesn’t deserve to be called a sport.
It deserves to be called a scam, and that’s exactly what the World Cup is. A fraud.
In an office somewhere, or perhaps on a laptop, if you knew where to look, you’d find details of next year’s World Cup winners, and probably the final score.
Tonight, soccer lost whatever little credibility it had left. It’s over. It’s dead.
Don’t take my word for it.
Second Out adds …
SHAMED Frog captain captain Thierry Henry believes that Ireland should have a replay. The cheese-eating Barcelona striker said in a statement today that Ireland deserve to be in South Africa. But the Renault driving ex Arsenal star failed to give an explanation as to why advancing German forces overran his country in a weekend back in 41. The Toad skipper stunned the Irish nation after handling the ball twice to set up William Gallas’ equalising goal in Paris on Wednesday night. But the Swedish referee, who was later, allegedly, seen leaving the Stadium strapped to a guide dog, failed to spot the incident. His assistants, who also hail from a country whose only notable contribution to civilisation is long, drawn out porn movies, also saw fuck all. That extra time strike secured a 2-1 aggregate win for the hopping amphibians over a gallant and virtuous Irish side – who donate all their money to charity – and booked their ticket for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. The croissant munchers, who don’t donate any cash to worthy causes, and who speak in a nasally foreign tone, have so far refused to admit that they are cheating bastards. But Henry, who also drives a noisy Citron, went some way toward redeeming his compatriots today. However, speaking exclusively to Bock the Robber a chain smoking Parasian remained unrepentant: Fuck you, fuck your parents, we fart in your general direction, he said, today. Bastard!
Full Frog Statement from Henry
I have said at the time and I will say again that yes I handled the ball. I am not a cheat and never have been.
It was an instinctive reaction to a ball that was coming extremely fast in a crowded penalty area.
As a footballer you do not have the luxury of the television to slow the pace of the ball down 100 times to be able to make a conscious decision.
People are viewing a slow motion version of what happened and not what I or any other footballer faces in the game.
If people look at it in full speed you will see that it was an instinctive reaction.
It is impossible to be anything other than that. I have never denied that the ball was controlled with my hand. I told the Irish players, the referee and the media this after the game.
Naturally I feel embarrassed at the way that we won and feel extremely sorry for the Irish who definitely deserve to be in South Africa.
Of course the fairest solution would be to replay the game but it is not in my control.
There is little more I can do apart from admit that the ball had contact with my hand leading up to our equalising goal and I feel very sorry for the Irish.
Today’s FAI Statement.
Following this afternoon’s meeting of its Board of Management, the Football Association of Ireland has called on the French Football Federation, as one of the world’s largest Football Associations, to join with it and the captains of both the French and Irish teams, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane, to request a replay from FIFA that would protect the integrity of the game worldwide and the pride of the French national team.
The Board of Management noted the FFF’s statement that it will comply with whatever FIFA decides and welcomed the French team captain’s statement that a replay would be the fairest solution. Lastly, the FAI’s Board of management noted FIFA’s earlier response on the issue and has sent a separate reply to that body.