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Arsenal Legend: Evra Did Nothing Wrong

During this summer’s World Cup, Chelsea striker, Nicolas Anelka, called his International manager’s mother a whore, and told him to go fuck himself.

Raymond Domenech gave Anelka the opportunity to apologise but he refused.

The events of this were reported in L’Equipe and without consulting the players or manager, the French FA sent Anelka packing.

In support of their team mate, the French players went on strike, refusing to train ahead of one of their group stage matches, and returned to the team hotel.

Patrice Evra, French captain throughout this incident, was criticised heavily by some for allowing the protest to continue. Whilst Anelka, who had created the whole situation, got away fairly easily with the incident, some people were claiming Evra should never play for France again.

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, who was one of those on strike, has today come out in defence of Evra, claiming that he did nothing wrong.

“Evra did it with his heart,” said Henry. “He didn’t do anything bad but sometimes doing it with your heart means you don’t see things. He is an honest guy and didn’t do anything wrong.”

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  1. fabioandrafael says:

    i think he made a mistake but it was a team mistake how can u strike in a world cup

  2. jellybean says:

    thank you henry! finally someone sensible! evra did act rather daftly but as henry said it’s because he was too emotionally involved. fuck france, paddy, just come back to OT.

  3. Green Red says:

    Fuck France……Simple as

  4. Rooney22United says:

    good words from Henry, but i still won’t forgive the fucker for the handball.

  5. Jaansdad says:

    @ rooney22united

    let it go man, u’ll end up a like the bitter ingurlanders and there own hand of god in 86 lol

  6. Jaansdad says:

    @ green red

    fuck international football….. simple as

  7. RedScot says:

    Patrice did you ever find that mouse in the Camp? lol.
    Give it up mate, come back to were you are adored and treasured.
    And get a nice new mansion in some Manchester suburb.
    I hope who ever is buying his home gets guzzumped and the house is taken off the market.
    Jaysus its pricey to get a mortgage aint it. lol

  8. Gorse Hill Red says:

    Imagine a player calling Fergie a mother of a whore, dare not even think of the reaction!!

  9. eddieTheRed says:

    I’ve enjoyed watching France self – destruct but it’s time to move on; Laurent Blanc will sort them out and make them a team to be admired again.


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