July 09, 2006


Congratulations to Italy... I will not have to call in sick to work tommorrow because France and that dirtbag Zidane pulled off a victory. Nope. It's gonna be allllll smiles in the morning...

AP Jasper Juinen
Cup final will be remembered for ugliness:
Zinedine Zidane ended his long and glorious career Sunday by being ejected in extra time, arguably costing France the Cup. Zidane, tossed for an ugly headbutt of Marco Materazzi in the 109th minute, shook apart a game that had until that point shown how dominating the 34-year old midfielder could truly be.

"Zidane being sent off killed us," said coach Raymond Domenech.

"We can only be disappointed, not by our run but by the way it ended. Really, from the game we played, we deserved to win."

Domenech stayed away from answering questions on what could have provoked Zidane, saying only, "There a moments ... sometimes when you are hit for 80 or 90 minutes. I'm not saying I'm excusing it but I can understand."

According to members of the French media, French players told them that Matterazi called Zidane a racial slur which prompted the headbutt.

The greatest player of France's "golden generation," Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants in the down-at-the-heels port city of Marseille, leaves the world stage Sunday at the right time, but not in the right manner. That red card put a sad coda onto what was one of the greatest careers ever seen in the sport.

Who knows what Matterazi said or didn't say. The only two people on Earth that probably will ever truly know will be him and Zidane (and God).

Even if he did say "it", Zidane, being the "class act" people make him out to be, should have shown a career's worth and brushed it off.

Instead, he had to blow it not just for himself, but quite likely, for France.

What a way to end your career, you tool.

And just in case you missed it...

I will hold this image near and dear to my heart for many years to come...
AP Michael Probst

Well, at least for another four years... heh

P.S. Gianluigi Buffon is a




UPDATE: Ace just kills me sometimes.

In fairness, they [France] lasted longer against the Italian soccer team than they did against Hitler.

Posted by Kyer at July 9, 2006 09:33 PM | TrackBack