“He insulted my sister” – Zidane
The year is 2006, Italy and France just reached the world cup soccer finals. Few minutes left before the end of extra time. It looks like the game would be decided on penalties.
The referee blows his whistle, Zidane is called over… Red card it is! “Zozou” leaves the pitch with immediate effect. Shocker!!!
“What did he do?”, asking myself.
Replay: Zidane passes Materazzi… Materazzi says something to him… He turns immediately and lays his thick skull on Marco’s tiny chest… Down he goes with the hand on his chest!
Back to the game – France are now 1 man short on the pitch. Their captain is gone! Few minutes later the referee blows his whistle and it’s off to penalties. Italians keep their nerve and eventually steal the cup. France lose.
24 hours later after the finals, french press was filled with Zidane pics and the local fans started mocking the fallen soccer star through song and dance while calling him a coward. His final match on the pitch ending on low key. Even FIFA banned and fined him.
It was time for the press to grill him some more by making him explain his stupid behaviour on such a crucial match. His answer: “Marco insulted my sister!” What? Wtf dude! What kinda of a captain are you letting personal feelings cost the entire country a world cup. You are a weakling – disgrace to french football. Now the only statue you got was the one showing you headbutt poor, innocent Materazzi. The man didn’t deserve this. He was a cool, decent man. Now he needs psychological help, thanks to you “Mr bad loser!”
George “D_punkster aka Mjipa” Mokaila is a musician as well as a blogger!