William Gallas has got a ticket to ride: Irish fans are quick to forgive French star on the Eurostar

21 November 2009 09:39
William Gallas has never shrunk from a confrontation but it must have been a surprise for the grieving Irish fans to see the man who scored France's equaliser boarding the 17.13 Eurostar from Paris Gare du Nord to St Pancras on Thursday.[LNB]Any fears security staff may have had for Gallas's safety in the company of Irish fans after Thierry Henry's hand-ball cheated them out of a trip to South Africa soon passed.[LNB] Enlarge Controversial goal: William Gallas [LNB]Ireland fans who had spotted the Arsenal defender at the departure terminal chanted 'cheat' - he will have had to lip-read because he was wearing headphones - but once on board those who approached him wanted photographs with the man who wrecked their dreams.[LNB]If Gallas's goal had knocked England, rather than Ireland, out of the World Cup, he would, of course, have received the same treatment.[LNB] All aboard: Gallas took the Eurostar from Paris to London[LNB] Luck of the Irish runs out after William Gallas goal ends World Cup dreamGraham Poll: Cheats never prosper? Well, France certainly did in ParisGuilty Henry holds his hands up: France must replay Irish play-off[LNB][LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People:Thierry Henry, WILLIAM GALLASPlaces:London, Paris, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa

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