We examine both sides of the Henry incident. A must listen to pod.
On this episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, host Kartik Krishnaiyer and co-host Laurence McKenna discuss one of the most controversial football stories of the year — the Thierry Henry handball incident for France against Ireland which ended up knocking the Republic Of Ireland out of the World Cup qualifying match while France will be making their way to South Africa next summer.
Krishnaiyer and McKenna examine both sides of this debate fairly. It’s a must-listen episode.
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