Saturday 3 December 2016

It's Hogan who lost perspective

Published 23/06/2010 | 05:00

READING Vincent Hogan's article headlined 'Spare us the gloating over France's ruin' (Irish Independent, June 21), one would think the people of Ireland were out parading on the streets after France's defeat to Mexico last week.

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Mr Hogan's penchant for exaggeration was also put to good use when he likened Thierry Henry's handball in last November's play-off to the destruction of historical treasures. It is not a crime to want to see France beaten at this World Cup, nor does it betray a "pettiness".

I also take issue with Mr Hogan's assertion that "as a nation, we've been stalled in victim mode" ever since.

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