A year after the shocking World Cup Final in Germany, Italian defender Marco Materazzi has finally decided to clear the air regarding what happened. If you could still remember, Materazzi was bludgeoned by French Superstar Zinedine Zidane after an exchange of words on the pitch. Zidane, also France’s team captain, was subsequently sent off from the field with a red card. This made it harder for the French to score another goal. Moreover, this closes the career of one of the best football players of all time with a sour note.
In the 110th minute, Zidane and Materazzi were obviously getting on each others nerves. The former was already walking away from the Italian when the latter suddenly said something that caught the ire of Zidane. This prompted the French captain to charge at Materazzi’s chest like a mad bull. Italy went on to win the World Cup on penalty kicks and both players suffered hefty penalties, fines and suspensions.
Just what was said?
Earlier on, a lot of inference regarding the nature of the comments were generated. One of the most well-circulated versions of the un-truth was one that insinuated that Materazzi dished out racist comments. More than a handful of pundits and reporters surmised that Materazzi may have insulted Zidane as a Muslim or *gasp* a terrorist. Zidane has roots in Algeria, so he might take offense in such a stereotypical and bigoted comment.
Later on, it was revealed that it had something to do with Zidane’s sister. Materazzi claims he wasn’t even aware that the multi-awarded French captain had a sister!
So what did he say?
Materazzi apparently kept on grabbing Zidane’s jersey. The latter taunted the Italian and offered the jersey to him. What was the comeback?
I’d prefer the whore that is your sister.
Tada! And all hell broke loose. hehe