Thierry Henry has left BBC's punditry team to return to his club commitments with New York Red Bulls and for a moment everyone was disappointed. But then everything got very French and it was revealed that Thierry had left a parting message ahead of France's match against Germany. Thierry had put together a rather emotional reciting of Charles Baudelaire's poem 'Elevation' over the music from Inception.
If it was someone else maybe we'd see the appeal but we'll never forget the incident Thierry, never.
Having said that people in Britain loved it, really loved it.
@garylineker Thierry Henry speaking Baudelaire over the Inception soundtrack. Nicely done, Beeb....nicely done!
— Twisted (@TwistedOhmist) July 4, 2014
Listening to Thierry Henry read poetry in French was like honey being softly caressed into my ear lobes
— Tõbíâ§ (@TobiasWhatley) July 4, 2014
Just closed my eyes and had some special "me time" listening to Thierry Henry on BBC 1. — David Preece (@davidpreece12) July 4, 2014
And just for a bit of balance.
— Cönor (@ConorLiddell) July 4, 2014
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