Christelle, welcome to the board! Way to come out swinging. I tend to agree with you, although in Zidane's defense, the Italian evidently got in the first cheap shot and Zidane retalated. It's the first rule of sports. The guy who retaliates always gets caught.
FWIW, of the matches I watched, probably the prettiest soccer was played by the Germans in some of their opening round matches.
in Zidane's defense, the Italian evidently got in the first cheap shot and Zidane retaliated. It's the first rule of sports. The guy who retaliates always gets caught.
The Paris-based anti-racism advocacy group SOS-Racism issued a statement Monday quoting "several very well informed sources from the world of football" as saying Materazzi called Zidane a "dirty terrorist." It demanded that FIFA, soccer's world governing body, investigate and take any appropriate action.
The former Real Madrid star's moment of madness in his last match before retiring may have been provoked by Materazzi calling his sister a prostitute, according to a report on Brazilian television channel Globo.
Although neither player has yet revealed the nature of their disagreement, Fantastico, a programme on Globo, employed lip-reading experts who said footage of the incident showed the Italian twice insulted Zidane's sister.
Why would someone call Zidane a terrorist? He doesn't appear to be of an ethnic minority, at least to me...
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