And so France goes to the World Cup Finals, having beaten Ireland with a rather dubious goal, with two players offside and the ball having been judiciously handled.
As the Brother said on Twitter: spot the ball . . . it's a tricky one, but there's a trip to South Africa in it.
'I will be honest, it was a handball,' as M. Henry says, 'But I’m not the ref. I played it, the ref allowed it. That’s a question you should ask him.'
Begging the age-old question of whether if a tree cheats in a forest, and the ref doesn't see the offence, has it still cheated?