The Headbutt

Via email and SMS, I'm told that Materazzi asked Zidane 'Hum Chlormint Kyun Khaatein hain?'

Then there's Materazzi who claims that he did not call Zidane a terrorist (ref: Zidane's Algerian descent). The joke? Materazzi clarifies: "I'm ignorant. I don't even know what the word (terrorist) means."

It has also been claimed that this headbutt was more accurate. I still think that Zidane's headbutt was beautiful, and didn't impact the result as much as most people think. The game would have meandered towards a 1-1, imho, and Zidane's sending off just made things a little difficult for the French. There's no telling if they would have scored if Zidane hadn't been sent off. And David Trezeguet would have still taken a penalty.

I think Zidane deserved the Golden Ball, and Materazzi the headbutt. Another rumour is that Materazzi insulted Zidane's mother, who had been admitted to a hospital the morning of the game. Lots here. Fifa's also investigating the incident, though I think it'll probably be an eyewash. Materazzi or Zidane might get fined a few thousand dollars, less than a day's wages for them. A good idea for Zidane would be to claim that Materazzi insulted Sepp Blatter's wife and mother. Heh.

(From PPrune: Materazzi was heard muttering afterwards, "and his wife gives better head")

Just in case you feel like headbutting Materazzi, go here. Or even if you feel like being Zidane. :)

Or you can watch this tribute to Zizou:

Blogger Ankit said...

The Zidane Headbutt game: classic.

July 11, 2006 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Adi said...

wow. the video was... phenomenal.

July 11, 2006 11:00 PM  

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