I mean COME. ON. As if he didn't already embarrass himself by kicking a loose ball at Thierry Henry, but he has to rub butter all over his gloves and gift him a second goal as well? Great job Fabien. You must be a true Frenchman, giving two goals away to arguably France's best ever striker. Patriotism right there.
It all went downhill for Barthez from there. He was slowly phased out of the first team, then sold. He returned to Ligue 1, but never hit the same heights as he did in his pre-United days.
Your eccentricities may not have won over the United faithful Mr. Barthez, but it's won you 3rd spot on my list of Eternal Facepalm moments. Hats off to you!
|Yes, he actually did this.|