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Henry-Kirkland issue needs no discussion

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The Henry-Kirkland incident has been doing the rounds – I first thought it would die down quietly but apparently I underestimated the media’s (and people’s) capacity for tolerating petty arguments about nonsensical issues while they avoid the big ones.

Yes, Henry overreacted and he shouldn’t have; he should have shown more class.

Yes, Kirkland was wasting time since the first half and probably deserved it too.

Yes, Wigan are fighting for their lives.

Luckily, I’m not too fond of the ‘show sympathy to the underdog’ movement, so tough luck for Kirkland and Jewell and Wigan. You do what you have to do, but then you must also be prepared to accept the consequences. If you dive, you get booed. If you push someone, they push you back. Kirkland had been pushing Arsenal’s buttons for some time before that incident took place. Henry was not justified (he should show his class), but Kirkland had it coming to him.

At the end of the day, it’s a small thing and the best thing would be to keep it out of the media’s hands and let Kirkland and Henry deal with it themselves.

There are bigger things to be worried about in the world, even in football.

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Comments (4)

  1. Kinda ironic:
    “Henry-Kirkland issue needs no discussion”
    yet you’re writing an entire article about it, prompting discussion :-)

  2. I personally thought Henry’s dive a class act. He has been on a mission since the Barcelona match.

    Henry: “Next time I’ll learn to dive maybe, but I’m not a woman”

    Well he did learn to dive and if diving makes a women then Henry sure is the ugliest women i’ve ever seen.

  3. Henry should have risen above it, but for some reason he couldn’t. I’m guessing that reason is because, like most Arsenal players, he is an arrogant, immature twat.

    Reminded me of Keown and Van Nistelrooy – when will Arsene Wenger inject some maturity and respect into his players?

  4. Adam, the answer is: never. Whinger goes for immature twats, he loves them. They fit into his conception.