Former Barcelona forward Thierry Henry officially apologized to FC Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman for the incident that took place in the game between the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas just a couple a days ago in Pizza Hut Park in Dallas.
After the equalizer Henry wanted to kick the loose ball back into the net as a part of his goal celebration, but the keeper also went for the ball at the same moment. Hartman immediately went down on the ground as he suffered an injury to his MCL, and was replaced by Dario Sala.
“The ball was there and like I do sometimes, I just wanted to kick the ball back in the net. He put his foot out there and that’s how he got injured,” was Henry’s exlanation as reported by FC Dallas.com. “That was unfortunate.”
“I went to apologize at halftime because I didn’t mean to hurt him,” he said.
“He put his foot out there and I just wanted to smash the ball back in the net – a pure accident. I told him I was sorry. He accepted it. It was one of those stupid things.”
The goalkeeper himself also described the incident from his point of view.
“Henry went to hit the ball and I tried to intercede and, unfortunately, I hurt myself or got hurt.”
Video of the incident: