posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 02:16 PM
Sky News reports that Zidanes mother had apparently fallen seriously ill prior to the match, then the italian player called him a "son of a terrorist
A lip-reader has reportedly revealed the words which provoked Zinedine Zidane's now infamous World Cup final headbutt.
Marianne Frere claims Italian defender Marco Materazzi insulted the French captain with a stream of racial and personal abuse.
She told The Sun that Zidane was called a "son of a terrorist whore" before he lashed out and was sent off.
Reports in France have suggested it was the reference to the Algerian-born star's mother which made him blow his top.
His mother Malika had been taken to hospital seriously ill only hours before Sunday's final.
Source: Reason for Zidane's headbutt
If this is found to be true, then i can't say i blame him. Well maybe i'd of waited 30 mins and won the world cup before nutting him!
I feel it will be a while before we find out the truth on this one, and i can't see it coming soon from the italian player either. He reckons that he
is culturally ignorant and does'nt even know what an Islamic terrorist is.
"I did not call him a terrorist. I am not a cultured person and I don't even know what an Islamist terrorist is."
Yeah ok, in this day and age you don't know what a terrorist is? I know football players are thick but not that thick!
But Marco......why say "Islamic" and "terrorist" in the same phrase then if you don't know what one is? Come to think of it, who mentioned
anything about the word "Islamic?. You're the first one to mention this!
Digging your own grave here i think.