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Ooh Aah Cantona!

Posted by united4ever2009 on November 21, 2009

Cantona: I would’ve punched Henry

Eric Cantona has claimed that he would have punched Thierry Henry on the pitch if he was one of the Ireland players.

Henry handled the ball twice before setting up a goal for William Gallas during extra-time in the play-offs match against Ireland. France qualified for next summer’s World Cup instead of Ireland as a result of the disputed goal.

According to The Sun, the Manchester United and France legend has claimed that he is more shocked with Ireland’s lack of fighting spirit than Henry’s handball.

Cantona said: “What shocks me the most quite frankly, is not the hand-ball.

“What shocks me the most is that this player, at the end of the game, in front of the TV cameras, went to sit down next to an Ireland player to comfort him – when he had just screwed him.”

After the full time whistle, Henry went to console Ireland defender Richard Dunne .

Cantona added: “If I had been an Irishman, he wouldn’t have lasted three seconds.”


3 Responses to “Ooh Aah Cantona!”

  1. united4ever2009 said

    Class comments from Cantona

  2. vornstyle said

    Good ol’ Eric. I’m quite serious when I say football needs more of this kind of thing – passion, drama, the spectacular… ooh ahh indeed.

  3. unitedfanatic said

    Agree. This simply underlines the passion for something so close to the heart. Eric Cantona was one of those and I can only think of Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney after Eric who kept the fire burning.

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