Monday, July 10, 2006

World Cup Final....

....of headbutting took place last night. France won!
Serioulsy though! What was ZiZou thinking! Zinedine Zidane's agent claims that the France captain was provoked into headbutting Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final by a "very serious" comment. The pair held a lengthy dialogue during the closing stages of Sunday's match before Zidane felled the Italian defender with an extraordinary head-butt. "He told me Materazzi said something very serious to him but he wouldn't tell me what," agent Alain Migliaccio told BBC Radio Five Live. "Zinedine didn't want to talk about it but he will talk about it in the next couple of days," he continued. "He is a man who normally lets things wash over him but on Sunday night something exploded inside him. "He was very disappointed and sad. He didn't want it to end this way."

Neither Materazzi nor Zidane have spoken publicly since the final. According to French newspaper L'Equipe, Materazzi goaded the Algerian-French Zidane by calling him "a terrorist". Other reports have claimed that the former Everton defender told the France captain - born in Marseille, but of Algerian heritage - "you should play for your own country".

Click the title for an 'Americanized' description of what happened.


  1. Brilliant! What's the word over there... I've yet to hear / read a statement from Zidane. All of us were scratching our head when it happened.

    At least it was an entertaining final... the two semi-final penalty draws were kinda hard to watch at times.

    All in all great world cup, one US victory would have been nice... See you later Bruce Arena, let's hope Klinsmann can escape Germany!

    "How do quadriplegics open doors?"

    "Your daughter's having Wayne Rooney's lovechild."

    "My name's worth more than yours in Scrabble."

    "You play like you're English."

  3. As a muslim man of Algerian descent playing on a French team I'm sure he was hearing some shit that would make even Materazzi's team blush. It will be one of those things we talk about years from now.

    A flash forward to World Cup 2030 played in Butte, Montana.

    "Remember when Zidane smashed that guy's chest with his face I still remember where I watched that game..."