July 12, 2006

Zidane: Man-goat couldn't take digs on his mom, sister.

People talk trash on the pitch. It's just the way it is in football. It's neither classy nor sportsmanlike, but it's a reality of the game.

You'd think after such an illustrious career, Zidane would realize this.

Instead, he acts like a chump over Materazzi's alleged insults directed at Z's mother and sister.

Get a thick skin, man. Your reaction was equally childish.

Materazzi insulted mother and sister: Zidane

PARIS (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday that Italian defender Marco Materazzi insulted his mother and his sister during the World Cup final against Italy.

The French captain reacted to the insult by head-butting Materazzi's chest in the second period of extra time of the match. He was sent off.

"He (Materazzi) pronounced very tough words about my mother and my sister. I tried not to listen to him but he kept repeating them," Zidane said in a live interview on French television channel Canal Plus.

Zidane offered an apology to all children and to all fans for his behavior but he said he did not regret it.

"This was not something to do. I want to make it clear because it was watched by two billion people and by millions of kids," Zidane said.

"I want to apologize to them but I can't regret what I did because it would mean that he (Materazzi) was right to say what he said."

What a half-ass non-apology.

Man up, Z! Drop the arrogant Frenchman routine and demonstrate to the "millions of kids" around the world what it takes to own up to a mistake, especially an idiotically violent one.


Posted by Kyer at July 12, 2006 01:47 PM | TrackBack