à cause de son melon

Hi guys,

I'm translating some articles on Thierry Henry for school and keep coming across the word 'melon'.

One article states one of his nicknames is le melon d'Espagne.

One comment reads: "ça ne sera jamais mon héros à cause de son melon et de sa fausse modestie."

Is it a slang word for a handball?

Thanks in advance :)
 
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