Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Gillette plan to keep Henry in advertising

Thierry Henry controls the ball with his hand during the build up to France's goal in Paris

Gillette have no plans to sack Thierry Henry following his role in ending the Republic of Ireland's World Cup dream.

Henry has admitted to handling the ball before setting up William Gallas for the decisive goal in Paris on Wednesday night but has denied any intent.

He has nevertheless been the subject of much opprobrium over his part in the goal that ended hopes of Giovanni Trapattoni's side qualifying for the finals in South Africa.

But a spokesman for the shaving company, who feature the Barcelona forward prominently in their advertising, said: “Gillette are not placed to comment on any refereeing decisions made in the match or any refereeing at all for that matter. This is not going to affect our relationship with Thierry Henry.”