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Henry fails to take 156 tweets of handball bait in #AskThierry

The French striker opted to focus on Arsenal and the MLS in his Twitter session this afternoon.

Thierry Henry keeps the ball in play against Ireland in 2009.
Thierry Henry keeps the ball in play against Ireland in 2009.
Image: Paddy Power via Twiter

THE #ASK PHENOMENON continues on Twitter with Thierry Henry the latest sports star to ignore thousands of questions and answer about 10.

We now know — thanks to a Twitter takeover of the @MLS page — that the NewYork Red Bulls striker idolised Marco van Basten as a nipper, was privileged to play with Dennis Bergkamp and that basketball star Tony Parker is his best friend in sport.

What we did not learn, despite the 156 attempts [our last count at 17:30] to goad an answer, was whether or not Henry was sorry for his handball against Ireland in 2009. To re-cap a painful story, Henry handled a bouncing cross and teed-up William Gallas to score the goal that eventually cost Ireland a place at World Cup 2010.

Despite admitting his guilt, and embarrassment, at the time and calling for a replay with Giovanni Trapattoni’s men, many Irish supporters do not appear willing to let the matter rest.

Here is a sample of the #AskThierry tweets that were left unanswered:

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