- Our count will start with the oldest and most popular hand in Football history. At number ONE we call it the Hand of God or la Mano de Dios From present Argentinian coach Diego Armando Maradona in the 1986 world Cup of Football.
He did score two goals against England in this game and yet again we could mention the effect of video replay in this game which would have certainly help the English. Diego said of his magical Hand of God act : “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God“. Even today the English never forgave him for it as for them Diego Armando Maradona ripped the game with his goal. I think they should have blame the referees and the FIFA for not doing anything about it though.
- At number TWO the second most shocking act of hand called the Hand of Frog from Thierry Henry ex Arsenal Star, present Major League Soccer player and captain of “les bleus” at the time of the action.
Thierry Henry’s Hand of Frog helped qualified France for this year World Cup of Football at the expense of Ireland and yet again video replay could have played it’s part.
Thierry Henry regretted his act so much that he said: “of course the fairest solution would be to replay the game but it’s not in my control”. And of course FIFA didn’t do anything about it but the paid the price by being dumped in the first round with the lowest group points and an outrageous scandal in the country.
- At number THREE Robert Green goalkeeping horror dubbed the Hand of Clod didn’t need FIFA video replay assistance.
Decidedly England Football reputation is at stake in every bad funny and humiliating situation that football can offer. The USA goal against England in this year World Cup of Football is one to be remembered for years to come. I hope with the coming years and competition England will find the right combination to cover those funny acts of bad luck or desperation.
That’s it for me i hope you enjoy this post. See you in the next edition; Cédrick Delest 😉