WAINAO N°8 - THE SMILE OF THE LION
WHY NOW? BECAUSE THIERRY HENRY, IN 2006, WAS THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET ! NOBODY WAS BETTER..NOT ZIDANE, NOT RONALDO, NOT CHEVCHENKO.....BETWEEN 2003 AND 2006 HE SHOULD HAVE WON AT LEAST "ONE BALLON D OR" ! it's important, in a world of marketing and brands to remind that a player should be judged on his accomplishments on the field. Not for the way he talk, walk, act off the field.
This is a problem about awards in sport, and in football, The election of ballon d' or is the perfect example. Thierry henry scoring that goal against these iconic players in a game of this magnitude is a statement! Nights like that, reminds us that your image ..or your smile doesn't determine who's the best. The fear in opponents eyes does.
And no matter what people say, Nobody was more feared than thierry henry in 2006.
"The LION don't talk, or smile. He just keep doing what a lion does. He doesn't care being called king of the jungle. He knows the truth: gazelles don't fear Kings...... . They fear lions."
" you recognize the"ballon d'or" by counting the number of journalists surrounding him. You recognize the best player by counting the number of defenders surrounding him."