As many of you may or may not know, Henry had a hearing today before the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, in relation to the infamous l’affaire du Main incident that resulted in France qualifying for the World Cup over Ireland. Some were calling for the bastinado, others for his exclusion, etc, etc.
Here’s what happened:
“The Disciplinary Committee reached the conclusion that there was no legal foundation for the committee to consider the case because handling the ball cannot be regarded as a serious infringement as stipulated in article 77a of the FIFA Disciplinary Code,” world football’s ruling body said.
“There is no other legal text that would allow the committee to impose sanctions for any incidents missed by match officials.”
You may now return to your regularly scheduled Pep birthday greetings.