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: