Football legend Eric Cantona has revealed that he would have hit French striker Thierry Henry if he was one of the Republic of Ireland players cheated of their World Cup spot.
The former France and Manchester United star told reporters that what shocks him the most is not the hand-ball.
He said that what shocks him 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.
Cantona could not believe Henry chose to sit and chat with Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne after his handball set up William Gallas for the goal which ended Ireland’s World Cup dream in Paris.
Cantona, infamous for his kung-fu kick at a fan, added that if he had been an Irishman, Henry would not have lasted three seconds.