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Wolves boss McCarthy furious over Henry actions

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy says he would not have sat next to Thierry Henry if he was still playing for the Republic of Ireland.

Irish legend McCarthy was stunned to see French villain Henry sit down beside shattered stopper Richard Dunne on the field at the end of the 1-1 draw.

McCarthy fumed: "If I was Richard Dunne, I can tell you Thierry Henry wouldn't have sat by me at the age of 29.

"There is not a snowball's chance in hell that I would have sat there with Henry, knowing what he had just done. They should not decide a game like that. I'm 50 now, I'd shake Raymond Domenech's hand, but 20 years ago I don't know what I would have done.

"Hugs and kisses? No chance.

"It would have taken three seconds to have seen it on a video replay. I don't blame the referee - he didn't see it - but there was a linesman who could not have missed it.

"Imagine if France had gone out like that. Imagine the hue and cry then. I always said FIFA stands for Forget Irish Football Altogether.

"When I was Ireland manager they were trying to get us to fly to Macedonia. We refused to go.

"The next day they were shooting all over Skopje airport and the troops had taken what would have been our hotel.

"Nothing has changed. I was bitterly upset on Wednesday night. As badly as I was hurting that's nothing to the way the manager and the players will have felt."

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