Date:Tuesday October 31 2006
Were you at the Everton game on Saturday? Did you hear anyone booing Thierry Henry? Were you one of the phantom boo'ers? Then we want to hear from you.
Much has been made in the tabloids over the past few days claiming that the Ashburton faithful booed their hero and captain Thierry Henry.
We all have eyes, we saw that Henry didn't play well, but that happens to everyone, and surely we wouldn't boo the clubs greaest ever goal scorer for one poor performance.
The booing was reoprted in three newspapers.
By Russell Kempson (The Times- Monday)
As the Emirates Stadium registered a record attendance of 60,047 on Saturday, it witnessed another, less memorable, milestone: the first time that Thierry Henry, the Arsenal captain, had been jeered by the home fans.
Henry is an Arsenal icon. Few could remember if he had ever been booed in his seven years at Highbury, the club`s former HQ a short hop from Ashburton Grove. Yet as he lazily lost possession in the 66th minute, wasting the good work of Tomas Rosicky, boos rained down from the top tiers.
By Antony Kastrinakis (The News of the World - Sunday)
'Time and again Henry has delivered. But when after 66 minutes yesterday the Emirates crowd voiced their dismay at their captain`s failure to drive the team Wenger must have worried.
Because Henry had just given away possession for the umpteenth time yesterday, spoiling a wonderful run by Rosicky. And that was enough to make his adoring fans boo him. Yes you did read that right. Gunners fans yesterday booed Thierry Henry.'
Pat Sheehan (The Sun - Monday)
Wrote Arsenal fans gave Henry the bird for the first time since he joined Arsenal'.
Could it be coincidence that the three papers carrying this story are all owned by Rupert Murdoch? Maybe.
Now I didn't attend Saturday's game, but I did watch it, I heard nothing. I've spoken to members of the Yorkshire Arsenal supporters club who sat in the lower tier of the south stand, they heard nothing, friends of mine sat in both the upper tier of the South Stands and the Lower tier of the North stands, and they too heard nothing.
So where has this story come from? Arseblogger has an interesting view on the matter, which you can read Here.
So if you were at the game on Saturday, and you boo'ed Thierry Henry, then get in touch, and while you're at it tell Lord Lucan to dismount Shergar and phone his mum, she's worried.
Date:Tuesday October 31 2006
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