What Happened When Toronto FC Tried To Do Thierry Henry's 'Pass Penalty' Against His Montreal Impact Side
Former Arsenal striker Henry and teammate Robert Pires hit the headlines back in 2005 for their botched skill against Manchester City.
The duo attempted to emulate Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen but Pires failed to make a pass, with City clearing their lines.
Fast forward 15 years later and Henry had to watch Alejandro Pozuelo tap the ball to Pablo Piatti who fired home inside the area.
Toronto FC tried to do Thierry Henry's pass penalty against Thierry Henry's Montreal Impact side- Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 2, 2020
It went just as bad as the original pic.twitter.com/3RlDCavp5V
Luckily for the Frenchman, referee Drew Fischer ruled the goal out as Piatti was inside the 'D' and encroaching on play.
Pozuelo had netted a penalty against Impact back on August 29 and wanted change up his technique.
Fans have reacted to the incident and they thought it was funnier than the commentator, who labelled the trick "a disgrace."
Toronto FC attempted to do Thierry Henry's pass penalty against Henry's Montreal side, it went just as well as the original...
It's not quite Danny Mills calling them a f*cking tw*t but the co commentator was not pleased with it:joy:
:video_camera: - @footballdaily pic.twitter.com/JVovFMdFBS
- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 2, 2020
Toronto FC got a penalty, down 0-1, right before halftime.
They decide to get cute with the penalty, encroach on the run up, and Montreal are rewarded a free kick.
- MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) September 2, 2020
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That Toronto FC penalty was a disgrace why not just smash it in :joy::joy::joy::joy: #MLS
- Ryan:red_circle::white_circle: (@Ryan899732008) September 2, 2020
Bro. Couldn't they just take a normal penalty
- Cade Fraser (@fraser_cade) September 2, 2020
It's a gifted penalty when we're down one... and we go Harlem Globetrotters w it? Just hit the ball! #WTF @TorontoFC? #TFCLive
- Pedro Barata (@pedrobarataTO) September 2, 2020
Toronto would rue their penalty blunder as Impact won the 'Canadian Classique' 1-0 thanks to Rudy Camacho's first-half effort.
It isn't the first time a team have messed up a penalty trying to be clever this season.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema found themselves in a similar situation against Villarreal back in July.
This time it was Benzema who was judged to have been encroaching and the penalty had to be retaken.
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