Two different gestures, two similar outcomes.
Last week, it was Thierry Henry showing his hand to send Ireland plunging out of the World Cup and sending millions into a meltdown. FIFA is now considering a World Cup ban for his "unsporting conduct."
Today it was Arsene Wenger not showing his hand that had Mark Hughes frothing in the mouth. The City manager dubbed Wenger a bad loser when he refused to shake hands after the Carling Cup quarter final which Arsenal lost miserably.
"There is a certain protocol and I am disappointed because I have huge respect for Arsène and I think he should be a little more gracious," said Hughes.
Wenger dismissed Hughes peeve. "That has nothing to do with the game. I am free to shake hands with whoever I want to after the game. There is nothing more to say about it."
Arseversy: Arsie- Versie (ar'se-ver'sie): [Probably a corruption of Fr. a revers.] Reverse or turned backwards; placed preposterously; upside down; topsyturvy. "The world goes arsie-versie." The Passenger of Benvenuto.
Those damn French. Can't they ever get it right?