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Ryanair left red-faced after rude tweet accuses France of cheating

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Ryanair left red-faced after rude tweet accuses France of cheating

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Bastian Schweinsteiger’s handball in Thursday’s Euro 2016 semi-final between France and Germany has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many German fans, not least because it led to the debatable penalty that put France on the road to a 2-0 victory.

It would seem that the Mannschaft captain’s faux-pas has also brought back painful memories for the community manager of budget airline Ryanair, who took to the company’s official Twitter account to rage: “Wait a minute, so they do know what a handball is in France?”, labelling the French with the none-too-complimentary hashtag #cheatingb***ards.


The tweet was referencing the moment a Thierry Henry handball helped France beat the Republic of Ireland in a play-off match to reach the 2010 World Cup.

While an outpouring of emotion on the social media platform may have helped get a few things off the employee’s chest, the airline seemingly did not take it lightly, later posting a link to their careers service.

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