Thierry Henry Finally Pulls Off ‘Pires Penalty’ During Charity Game, Eight Years After Botching The Original (Video)

Chris Wright

8th, July 2013


By Chris Wright

With Robert Pires swapped out for Florent Malouda, Thierry Henry finally laid to rest the gnawing unrequited memory of his woefully inept attempt at the old “Johan Cruyff/Jesper Olsen” penalty he originally botched against Manchester City way back in 2005 by successfully pulling off the cocky two-man setpiece during the recent “Messi & Friends” charity game in Chicago…

For old time’s sake, here’s the original, which you’ll be glad to know hasn’t lost any of its schadenfreude value in eight years of repeated Youtube plays…

So slick.

Let’s face it, Henry can keep on scoring these things in as many charity kick-abouts as he likes but no-one’s ever going to let him forget the first one he tried and so dismally failed!