Thierry Henry forces himself to laugh at Rio Ferdinand's joke

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France's mundane final group game with Switzerland left quite a few people lost for words. 

At least BBC duo Thierry Henry and Rio Ferdinand didn't seem to know what to talk about after the final whistle, prompting the former Manchester United defender to bring up some kind of awkward joke about Henry's relationship with Puma. 

Host Gary Lineker had commented on the number of shirts which were torn on the night, in addition to a burst ball, which was unrelated but another sign of some sketchy manufacturing. 


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Ferdinand trying very hard

Understandably, Ferdinand was left reaching around for some witty banter, coming up with the classic line to Henry: "you could speak to them - Puma". What an absolute joker. 

Henry clearly didn't find it all that funny either, but like the decent chap he is, decided to force himself to contort all his cheek muscles into a sort of laugh. Sort of. 

The awkward moment 

Needless to say, Lineker moved on fairly quickly to analysing the rest of the game, which finished 0-0. 

France were already through to the knockout stages, which perhaps explains their under-par performance. 

It could've been very different though, with man-of-the-moment Dmitri Payet blasting a volley off the underside of the crossbar. 

There was plenty of praise for Payet from the studio, but mixed reviews of Paul Pogba's tournament so far. 

Overall, Henry, Ferdinand, and the rest of the BBC boys have done a pretty good job of commentating, but this might just be a moment they'll want to forget.

Who's been the best team at the Euros so far? Have your say in the comments. 

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Thierry Henry
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