By Ollie Irish
Va Va Fail…
So Thierry Henry is actually the devil. Who knew!? This was a mean-spirited ‘challenge’ by the Frenchman, not to mention totally unnecessary. Somehow Henry avoided further punishment for the incident (apart from a measly $2,000 fine – what’s that, an hour’s work for TH?), which has left Hartman sidelined for several weeks.
This angered Harman’s agent, the brilliantly named Ron Waxman, who frothed: “The members of the disciplinary committee should be embarrassed and ashamed. It’s either no punishment or there must be a suspension. I’m sorry to discover that they’ve established a double standard for the treatment of their marquee players as opposed to the treatment of their rank and file.
“I hope the committee members can look themselves in the mirror at halftime of that game while Kevin Hartman, who was having a much better year than Henry, sits at home recovering from an injury at the hands of a reckless action, which is going virtually unpunished.”
Ron Waxman, there is awesomeness in you. Ron concluded: “Trying to weasel out of suspending Henry by stating that Kevin ‘stepped into the path of the ball’ is shameful. He didn’t step into the ball, and Henry took a long run-up to the ball well after the goal was scored.”
I guess Henry is frustrated that MLS is a tougher nut to crack than he thought it would be. You don’t get paid to take a holiday, Thierry.