Fair Play

Thierry Henry's handball set up a goal and sent France to World Cup 2010.

Winning is without value if victory has been achieved unfairly or dishonestly. Cheating is easy, but brings no pleasure. Playing fair requires courage and character. It is also more satisfying. Fair play always has its reward, even when the game is lost. Playing fair earns respect, while cheating only brings shame. Remember: it is only a game. And games are pointless unless played fairly.

— FIFA Fair Play Code #1

 

One Response to Fair Play

  1. roongrojc says:

    “What shocked me most wasn’t the handball, honestly,” said Cantona. “What shocked me most was that at the end of the match, in front of the television cameras, this player (Henry) went and sat down next to an Irish player to console him, even though he’d screwed them three minutes earlier.

    “If I’d been Irish, he wouldn’t have lasted three seconds.”

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