Thierry Henry gets meme treatment after France defeats Belgium
Thierry Henry was caught between a rock and a hard place during Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal pitting France against Belgium, and many got in a good laugh at his expense.
Henry, a French football legend but now an assistant coach for Belgium, saw his new side fall 1-0 to France in the pivotal match. With the French making their first World Cup final since Henry led them there in 2006, Twitter had some jokes about the mixed feelings that he must have been experiencing.
— Anthony Derbyshire (@antsd1970) July 10, 2018
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) July 10, 2018
Thierry Henry is an assistant coach for Belgium… Hess how he feels about France winning 1-0 over Belgium to go the World Cup final pic.twitter.com/kGJ12yozGk
— Stri:(a (@StrikaNation24_) July 10, 2018
— N (@LoyalFirmino) July 10, 2018
Thierry Henry on the Belgium bench rn pic.twitter.com/2suJEGe6IR
— Bruh Report (@BruhReport) July 10, 2018
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 10, 2018
Thierry Henry right now pic.twitter.com/ITr1iHzvNm
— World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) July 10, 2018
— Saladin 🇫🇷 (@KillaKam1947) July 10, 2018
Henry, France’s all-time leading goalscorer and a key figure in their only World Cup victory in 1998, has been an assistant for Belgium since 2016.
The 40-year-old got taunted before the match by one of France’s current stars, but he probably isn’t too torn up about his beloved home country advancing to a World Cup final, even if it came at the expense of his present-day team.