Thursday, January 20, 2011


Former France international Thierry Henry has confirmed he will forfeit his World Cup bonus following their embarrassing display in South Africa.

It emerged earlier in the week that Henry and Nicolas Anelka, whose expulsion from the France camp led to the infamous training strike, were the remaining players who had yet to formally reject the payment available to them.

On Wednesday French sports minister Chantal Jouanno announced that both performers "were in the process" of signing the necessary paperwork.

And Henry, in an interview with French sports daily L'Equipe said: "It was only on Tuesday that my agent received an e-mail from the FFF (the French Football Federation).

"In order to sign a document you have to be aware of it first. It will be signed and approved."

The former France captain added: "In view of how we performed in South Africa I find it more than normal that we forfeit our bonuses."

Henry, Les Bleus' all-time leading scorer, played a substitute's role at the World Cup and is now playing in the United States with the New York Red Bulls.

Anelka has also expressed plans to give his bonus to help the amateur game in France.
Courtesy of SKY SPORTS

Come to think of it, which one of the African Players can boast of the above, the almighty footballers doing well abroad, with focus on my homefront who can come out of the Nigerian Super Eagles squad and boast of this? This is my advice to y'all if you are reading this, go ahead and do something because a day will come, your name will fade but humanitarian gestures doesnt fade.

All the best in your decisions...from me to you!
Ronnie Sports

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