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Sunderland chairman Quinn: Henry shattered everything good in sport

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has blasted fellow Arsenal icon Thierry Henry over the Frenchman's handball on Wednesday night.

Quinn's emotions were palpable as he described the disputed goal as a huge injustice - echoing the thoughts of many in the footballing world, both in his native Ireland and beyond.

There were no holds barred as the Sunderland chairman delivered his damning assessment to safc.com: "I was at the first leg and it was disappointing because France were lucky on the night. We hoped it would be us who got the breaks in France but it wasn't to be.

"People talk about Maradona's Hand of God goal but I'd say that [Henry's goal] was the biggest injustice I've ever seen in sport. Maybe I feel it more because I'm Irish.

"All that I believe in and all that I love about sport was shattered when I saw something like that. It's possibly the lowest I've felt at any sporting moment in my life."

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