Thierry Henry found himself in a tight spot before France’s Friday night game against Uruguay.
It has been revealed over the weekend that France & Barcelona star Thierry Henry‘s football boots very nearly didn’t make it to Green Point stadium in Cape Town in time for Les Bleu’s Group A game against Uruguay.
A courier company had been enlisted with the task of fetching Henry’s boots from the airport, but found themselves at a dead end when officials informed them that the 27-kilogram (57-pound) box was detained by customs 3 hours before kick-off.
In a city wide operation involving the Traffic Department and the Police, with just an hour to go the boots finally made their way to their rightful place.
“It was a weird request. We’ve never done something like this before,” provincial traffic spokeswoman Merle Lourens told the press.
“Under the circumstances, we needed to get the game going. The guys can’t play without their football boots.”
We’re not sure whether this makes Henry’s Reebok Instante Pro boots the fastest boots at the tournament, or the slowest!
Let us know what you think!