Sunday, August 19, 2007

Materazzi discloses his World Cup insult

MILAN, Italy (AP) --
Italy defender Marco Materazzi finally disclosed what he said to Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup final that provoked the French star to retaliate with a head-butt. "I prefer the whore that is your sister," Materazzi wrote in his yet-to-be-released autobiography, according to Italian news reports Saturday.

Materazzi, who received a two-game ban for incitement, has since apologized to Zidane. France coach Raymond Domenech this month lauded Materazzi's strategy for getting Zidane out of the game. "I say 'bravo' to him," the coach said. (good job coach... you better be being sarcastic).
Let me just close in saying that Zidane is probably my favorite footballer of all time and the incident at the 2006 World Cup final against Italy in no way tarnishes his incredible legacy. He was indeed one of the all time greats and is truly "The Wizard".

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