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Video of Thierry Henry and the “Hand of Gaul”

That’s the instantly-infamous “Hand of Gaul” goal by French captain Thierry Henry on Wednesday night. The extra-time goal put France into the 2010 World Cup over the heartbroken Irish side.

It also made Henry the object of international scorn — not least in Ireland, of course, where some are calling it the “Hand of Frog.”

Here’s the original “Hand of God” goal by Diego Maradona, against England in the World Cup of 1986. Maradona described it after the match as “un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de Dios” — “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God.”

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