Saturday, December 5, 2009

Charlize Theron continues her Irish support

Ireland didn't get to the World Cup, but Irish fans have a new champion in the form of Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron.

South African Charlize hosted the World Cup draw in front of millions of viewers across the globe last night, and made her feelings clear on France contesting the World Cup.

The star is in a long-term relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend and is a regular visitor to these shores.

Stuart is a fan of the Irish football team, and must have been disappointed by the controversial game between France and Ireland which saw cheating Thierry Henry's handball lead to the decisive goal which brought France to the World Cup.

Oscar winner Charlize was asked by tournament organisers to host the draw as she's from South Africa.

A host of sporting stars from across Africa and David Beckham were also asked to be involved.

South Africa are in group A -- and France were drawn in the same group. This prompted a number of boos in the auditorium, which led the actress to say: "Sometimes, I think 'no comment' speaks louder than words."

During rehearsals for the draw a day previously, Charlize jokingly pulled out Ireland for the draw to the embarrassment of the 'under-fire' FIFA president and his corporate stooges.

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