Swedish newspapers blasts referee Hansson following Henry handball

Hansson missed Henry’s handball in extra-time which led to France’s goal.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said in their story: “There are approximately 80 million Irishmen around the world. We guarantee they all feel pretty bad today.

“But I sincerely hope there are three Swedes that feel even worse.

“They are Martin Hansson and (referee’s assistants) Stefan Wittberg and Fredrik Nilsson.”

They added: “There will be no World Cup for Ireland and I assume that Team Hansson has also forfeited it’s right to continue to take charge of major international matches.

“Anything else would be a further insult to the Irish nation.”