Irish snub ‘Henry vacuum cleaners’ after French striker’s cheatingBy ANI
Monday, November 23, 2009
DUBLIN - Angry cleaners in Ireland have decided dump their ‘Henry vacuum cleaners’ after France striker Thierry Henry’s handball ended the nation’s World Cup dreams.
Though the footballer has no association with the vacuum cleaner company, workers said that they couldn’t bear to look at the smiley-faced machines following the French striker’s cheating.
“Several cleaners say they’re unhappy working with vacuum cleaners with the cheat’s name written on them. It’s bizarre because the machines have nothing whatsoever to do with Thierry Henry,” The Sun quoted a worker at an Irish Government building in Dublin, as saying.Some have painted over the name on the cleaner and wiped the smile off its little red face. It just shows how the frustration caused by that goal has got to everyone in Ireland,” he added.
According to reports, Irish sales of Henry cleaners also look set to dip following the outburst.
Henry had earlier admitted handling the ball twice, which set up William Gallas’ crucial goal in France’s World Cup play-off win over Ireland. (ANI)