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Man Utd fullback Evra: France should build statue to Henry

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra says France should be building a monument to honour Thierry Henry over his hand-ball controversy.

Evra lashed out at French fans for criticising Henry following his handball in the build-up to William Gallas' decisive goal, claiming that they should be erecting a statue for his France team-mate.

"We're arguing about Henry? We should build a statue for him," he said.

"That the world press destroys Henry, fine, no worries. But that we, in France, do it, that's impossible. It must stop.

"If Titi had cancelled out the goal by going to see the referee and we had lost, it would have been the same people who would have talked about his ego.

"Frankly, if he had done this, I would have told him 'Titi, you have betrayed us.'

"This handball, it's an instinctive gesture. What sportsman can look at himself in the mirror and pretend that it could not happen to him? Who would have gone to see the referee to tell him?

"These people are hypocrites. We're going to South Africa, that's all."

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