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Worst Penalty Ever.....

Tuesday, 21 August 2007






“Eh Bobby..what is the French for sh*t penalty?”

Well the millions of votes have been counted and the nation has spoken. On Sunday 22 October 2005, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry tried to create one of the most memorable moments in the modern game. However, they only managed to concoct of the funniest incidents the game has seen since Mwepu Llunga of Congo decided to run out of the wall for a free kick and belt the ball upfield after the referee had blown his whistle.

To be fair, what Henry and Bobby tried was innovative and audacious. It’s a shame then that what followed turned out to be little more than a homage to the Chuckle Brothers’s “to me..to you “ shenanigans.

Just to recap, the two Frenchmen were trying to recreate the moment, when in the 1982-83 season, Ajax's Johan Cruyff exchanged passes with team-mate Jesper Olsen before scoring.

However, Pires showed all the bottle of Jean Van de Velde at the British Open as when he tried to start the exchange, he merely rolled his studs on the ball, allowing the Manchester City players to come in and clear the ball. The scenario was even more bizarre as it transpired that Pires and Henry had planned the routine before, except in practice, the roles were to be reversed. Here is the shambles in all its glory.




This really shows why footballers are some of the least intelligent people you will find. Henry and Pires planned everything fine, and then they swap roles at the last minute. That sort of behaviour is akin to two actors learning all their lines then deciding to swap roles before the start of the film. Imagine if Leonardo DiCaprio decided to instead decide to play the part of Juliet and Claire Daynes was going to be Romeo. Exactly.

Thierry and Bobby…you took the worst ever penalty in football history. I can tell from the picture below that you are disappointed about receiving this accolade but don’t worry, life goes on.


2 Responses to "Worst Penalty Ever....."

wengerseyesight Says:

lol, i remember the henry interview after. Hilarious.

Fergies Chewing Gum Says:

One of the most hilarious things I have ever seen.

Pires had balls like cashew nuts