Henry Cheated But So Did Sheva And Gerrard…

By M. B. Zaidi

Thankyou all for your comments on the Henry play acting incident, and as most have said lets no go to into it…however just to clarify for all you Chelski and Sp*rs fans that seem to have nothing better to do than ATTEMPT to terrorise arsenal websites…let me say this on Henry:

Henry DID hold his face…and he DID cheat in that sense…just to clarify that up. BUT Puyol was clearly running in his path and not even looking at the ball, that is as bad as holding your face after getting a foul, or at least is bad as it is…if Puyol hadn’t done the act in the first place, Henrys repercussions wouldn’t have occurred.

It was quite BRILLIANT to see in the studio afterwards seeing the studio guests saying “He is a great player but that was unnecessary and was cheating that needs to be clamped down on..”

BUT YET…the same British media (Even if it is ITV or BBC doesn’t matter to me)…seem to say it was FINE when Gerrard did it in the warm up game before the world cup…IF ANYTHING in a friendly game should it be worth so much to a player like Gerrard to have to BLATENTLY DIVE in the penalty area? Yes Henry held his face stupidly…and it should be said that it shouldn’t happen…BUT why is that when Gerrard DIVED…all THREE of the studio guests (cant remember all of them but definitely one was Ian Wright, think the others were Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer) said “others will do it to us why shouldn’t we do it to”…and Ian Wright was jumping up and down PROTESTING that Steven Gerrard did the right thing….

WHAT HYPOCRICY…because when I put on MOTD on at 11pm it was the same guy who is Theirry’s mate…saying that “I don’t know what he is doing there”…GET IT WRIGHT…ok please excuse my lame excuse for a pun…but you get the point I hope…

Henry held his face like he was doing an impression of Rivaldo in the last world cup…Sheva hurdled over..won a penalty that wasn’t and then sent Ukraine into the next round…AND GERRARD…please don’t get me started again it hurts my chest…

Still want to enjoy the World cup but I have promised myself I will put my TV on mute next time I watch a football match on the BBC/ITV…Have a nice day…

  • Anonymous

    All the Henry haters seem to be convienently sweeping one major issue under the rug. That of Aragones and Spain’s racist behaviour in general. For someone like Thierry who has spent countless hours of his own time trying to stamp this EVIL element out of our game, there was more than enough motivation for him to make sure he got his own back by any means necessary.

    As a SPURS fan, I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with Henry’s means of retribution, esspecially if we are to believe Dominech’s claims that France’s black players were abused by Spanish fans as they entered the stadium. Thierry Henry is one of the top sportsmen in our game and as much as it pains me that he plays for the scum, I think players like him are a rare ray of sunshine.

    For everyone labelling him a cheat, imagine how YOU would feel if you had been publically humiliated in the way Aragones did to him. Imagine how you would feel watching a nation of fans racially abuse you, your family, friends and teamates. What he did was sweet poetic justice. If FIFA, UEFA or the Spanish FA aren’t going to impose adequate fines or bans, then what better way to hurt them than to knock them out of the world cup? Albeit somewhat dishonestly.

    Henry is no cheat. The Spaniards had it coming!

  • Anonymous

    By pretending to be a SPURS fan, we are supposed to believe your crap on Henry not cheating?HAHAHA..never knew Arsenal fans were this dumb!

  • Anonymous

    11:37. Surely you, in your own deluded little world understand that there are more important things than football in this world?

    I’d personally have every footballer cheat, dive and fiegn injury if it meant that racism was eradicated.

  • Anonymous

    11:37. Surely you, in your own deluded little world understand that there are more important things than football in this world?

    I’d personally have every footballer cheat, dive and fiegn injury if it meant that racism was eradicated.

  • Anonymous

    i’m a liverpool fan but i admit that gerrard once dived in the england game and that diouf when he was at liverpool used to dive as if he was at costa brava.

    But seeing ‘accidents’ like this hurt me and hurt the name of football. there is no need to defend henry in my opinion by naming other players because gerrard did it once and henry did it other times but today it’s all part of the game. i as a liverpool fan would be happy if the fa bans liverpool players who dive but then it must ban other players as well. fifa must do the same, irrelevant to the game which follows. and if they continue to do it like Joe Cole who even falls if you just yawn, they must face a lenghty ban. sometimes, it even comes from the manager but for that issisue, there is nothing that could be done really.

    i hope i made it clear now but this diving issisue must stop and divers must be punished heavily and if a case like italy’s penalty against the aussies happens, the team who dived must play again the game against the other team with a 1 goal difference. it’s not excaggerated, it’s the way things should work to save football and lure more casual viewers.

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  • Anonymous

    11:42 AM – I never said racism was good nor did I support it. What Aragones, the Spanish coach did was totally not acceptable, but, does it justify Henry that can cheat his way out by some fans using that as an excuse?

    If Henry wanted “revenge” on Aragones, I think the best way of doing so was do the talking on the pitch and making Aragones eat his own words. By proving he is a great footballer and performing at his best and making a difference on the pitch. However, all Henry did all day during THAT match was to get caught offside god knows how many times and the icing on the cake was for him to do a dramatic fall holding his face like he was shot by someone. End of the day, I am sure it just would have proven to Aragones that Henry is nothing but a cheat, nothing less, nothing more.

    Personally, I am not suprised neither am I amused by your reaction of “I’d personally have every footballer cheat, dive and fiegn injury if it meant that racism was eradicated.” as Arsenal already has a team of divers and cheats over the years. Patrick Viera made it an art, Pires and Ljunberg were not too good at it I have to admit but neverthless it worked, new recruits like Eboue and Ebadayor picking up the trade and now Henry. Certainly a talented team indeed.

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of jealous fools that have invaded this site. Everyone at arsenal loves henry & personally I couldnt give a toss what supporters of other clubs think. Did he cheat or not???? Who cares, whatever henry does is fine by me & until the morons that slate him have the guts to admit what pathetic team they support so that I can list every cheat in their team they should just keep their opinions to themselves!! Of course as they dont have any friends or any life they have to come to arsenal sites as its the only way they can get someone to respond to anything they put down!! Low life scum pretty much sums them all up!!

  • Anonymous

    Diving got you Arsenal that goal in the CL final….

    But you boys were creaming at the divers agaisnt villareal.

    Arsenal always dive about, live with it.

  • Anonymous

    to 3:14 pm.

    I have alread posted here. I’m a Liverpool fan and I hate to see players dive, especially when they play for Liverpool because they make the club a bad name.

    On Henry, you have to say that it was a terrible act and I can’t see why you are defending him because if he did something worng, he did it, end of story.

    I don’t think Adebayor is a diver but Vieira did dive when he was at Aresnal, Henry is starting to do so as well, Pires and Ljungberg as well. Then Wenger plays it cool by saying he didn’t see anything and when his players dive, he starts flaming at the referee when he doesn’t give the foul. Remember the CL Final, the goal you scored must have never stood because it was a dive 🙁

    Anyway, I think it’s not fair as well to just slate Arsenal because when you look at the likes of Man. UTD, have the team is full of divers, Liverpool had divers as well (I’m a Liverpool fan, see I admit!!). Kewell used to do it repetetivly but when Benitez came, these things reduced them selves although they still happen every now and then.

  • Anonymous

    3:14 PM – Well, if you don’t care, why the fuck did you arse fans come up with this blog topic in the first place? Or should I say why did every arse site have a topic about Henry cheating by diving that resulted from a free kick goal? Go ask yourselves that if you’ll were not bothered.

    Trust me, all of us have lifes but its fun taking a swipe on a hypocrite that lives a life of whiter than white. Many players do it no doubt, but none of them critisise or hurl remarks on others cheating. Have you heard of any other player/team that does it? Only Henry and of course your beloved manager Arsene ‘Whinner’ Wenger does it ALL the time but fail to see when they/their own team are no angels themselves. Furthermore, you’ll as ‘smart’ supporters are the first to react whenever there is any decisions that goes against you’ll by making a big hue and cry about it. Now live with that. Don’t expect others to be sympathatic about you bunch of hypocrites when you’ll condemn everyone else all the time. Ever heard of the pot calling the kettle black?:)

    Cheers and have fun. ‘We’ certainly are, so with the rest of the world that saw your potato head captain do one of the most contreversial dives in this World Cup.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHA…nice name..Potato Head!

    Long Live Mr. Potato Head @ Thiery Henry the Cheater Cock!

    HAHAHAAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHA…nice name..Potato Head!

    Long Live Mr. Potato Head @ Thiery Henry the Cheater Cock!

    HAHAHAAHAHA

  • aua

    Yh and long may he play for us and score goals to win us a few more trophies. Just cos u ain’t got him you’re callin him childish names. He’s one of the best players in the world (I think THE best, no bias) so you can keep calling him names while he’ll keep banging in the goals for us. Without a doubt the best player to have played in this country EVER.

  • Anonymous

    9:04 PM, once again an arse fan talking cock. Of course you aren’t biased, you’re being fair as ever. But probably you’re just looking in the past few years rather than when the modern day football started (60’s onwards).

    Henry the best player ever to play in this country? By what grounds? By goals? No doubt he’s scored many goals but you can’t judge someone just by his goal tally. The best players are players that have good all round play as well have won numerous trophies for the club.

    If you want to judge by just goals to be the best player, then his goal tally looks miserable when you compare with Ian Rush which has scored 340++ goals for his club, plus winning everything that is capable of being won as a club player. From NUMEROUS League trophies, League Cups, FA Cups, European Cups/Champions League, and UEFA Cup(you must remember those that got 2nd in the league fought for this). Now when Henry has just scored 200++ goals, won a couple of League trophies, an FA Cup or 2, and?

    Then if you look at the more recent times, Roy Keane has won everything as well in club level, how can you say Henry is the best? He is among the best I would agree, but with no European trophies to show…and a goal scoaring tally thats decent but by no means the greatest, how can morons like you come and say he’s the best in this country EVER?

    Thats why everyone else considers you a bunch of jokes..

  • ArsenalReview.com

    Thankyou for your comments but to some up, like the headline says…HENRY DID CHEAT, GERRARD CHEATED, SHEVA CHEATED…MANY MORE HAVE CHEATED…AND WILL CHEAT AGAIN…

    If you want to go into what makes one cheat worse than the other, then that is up to you to discuss, but I for one am admitting as an Arsenal fan that Henry DID cheat…and am just saying that if one says he did or he didnt cheat, that is fine…but as long as people and the media, especially, DONT BE HYPOCRITES and are consistant with their convictions…and treat every cheating incident as the same and say cheating is bad…think of the kids that are watching the world cup or England match…and they see IAN WRIGHT ranting on about how Gerrard was right to dive…

    EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE…BUT WHAT BOLLUCKS IS THAT…those same kids are the future England players and if they think it is ok to cheat and dive, then in 10-20 years time our England team will be as bad as any other team in the world.

    Anyway enough of that, England play today, Argentina is out…COME ON ENGLAND

  • Anonymous

    …and england is out… Rooney is crap… hahaha….

    • cheatingscum

      go to cheatingscum.net to register your anger for posterity.

      Something has to be done about this. We deserve to go to SOuth Africa

  • cheatingscum

    go to cheatingscum.net to register your anger for posterity.

    Something has to be done about this. We deserve to go to SOuth Africa