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An Unfortunate Moment Of Rage…

July 11, 2006

The Man And The Trophy – A moment of rage, a moment of impulse, a heavy
price to pay…

The WC 2006 final – France vs Italy – has to be one of the most interesting finals i’ve ever seen! It managed to bring out a whole gamut of emotions – awe, magic, nerves, bewilderment and finally a longing.

7′A penalty for the French. Zidane prevailed. I whooped!

19′ – Corner by Pirlo. Magnificent header by Materazzi. I cursed.

110′ – Zidane is shown the red card. Sent off the field for butting Materazzi in the chest. I stared, bewildered. Insane!! (Catch the video here)

And Italy won on penalties. Well done and well deserved to the Azzurri. I couldn’t help grinning at the Italian juggernaut’s euphoria. 🙂

Is it just me or does Horacio Elizondo have a thing for sending off the most integral player of a team? *WTH* First Rooney – which was spectacularly unfair! Bloody Ronaldo! And now Zidane – much as I hate to say it, it was the thing to be done.

All we can do is wonder why Zizou did what he did.

Zinedine Zidane had it all – greatness, magic, class, grace, genius – and none of that is going to be undermined because of one red card. It was a glittering career – and it will remain just that.

Zidane Lives On!

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. Katheejahttp://poisonivy88.livejournal.com permalink
    July 11, 2006 2:43 PM

    The best part was the team cutting Camaronesi’s hair!!

    I just hope that the authoroties don’t go lenient on the match fixing scandals just because they won the world cup.

  2. July 11, 2006 4:44 PM

    @katheeja:
    that was hilarious!!!!! 😀 forgot to mention that one!! :))

    and i think the scandals will be dealt with well – hopefully!! 🙂

  3. Sharique permalink
    July 11, 2006 6:18 PM

    It was all a part of a plan to frustrate Zidane. Imagine a player of the caliber and experience of zidane reacting to verbal abuses…it is a part of the game. That loser Materazzi might have just tickled the weak chord and that was it! France lost :((

  4. July 11, 2006 6:42 PM

    @sharique:
    i know!! 😦 the guardian claims he was called a terrorist or something – but even without that france was playing a pretty jittery game.

    And with zidane gone, france fell!! :((

  5. Siri permalink
    July 11, 2006 6:43 PM

    I was supporting france as well…
    AS soon as the incident happenned…the only thing that occured to em was tht this sure was a sad way of ending a glorious career 😦
    sigh…Hail Zizou tho!

  6. July 11, 2006 6:45 PM

    @siri:
    sad or not – it’s gonna do nothing to zidane. 😐

    Of course it’ll be talked about – but NOTHING can ever drown the fact that he is a soccer great!

    hail zizou!!! 🙂

  7. Sharique permalink
    July 11, 2006 6:46 PM

    Yup man of the match Don Materazzi
    I also have this strange notion that the dons of Italy captivated Zidane’s family and thus forced him to commit that blunder 😀
    i know that inane but still…an interesting plot of a hollywood blockbuster or perhaps another version of Godfather

  8. Raytracer permalink
    July 11, 2006 6:58 PM

    Oh, it was the same referee? But anyway, Zidane deserved the red. And supposedly he’s gonna talk about it after a few days. But he’ll never be forgotten for his great career, not because if this one thing.

  9. Sharique permalink
    July 11, 2006 7:01 PM

    I didn’t compare them. Just that materazzi…they used him as a tool 🙂 and he would be eliminated if he dares to open his mug :))
    and hollywood is not bollywood…bad guys or perhaps the wittier of the 2 wins..saw chaos 2006??

  10. July 11, 2006 7:10 PM

    @raytracer:
    the very same!! 🙂 sadly, zidane did deserve it. 😦

    @sharique:
    agreed – hollywood is different!! 🙂

  11. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    July 11, 2006 7:12 PM

    For those who missed it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Z_pNWjQbE

    According to Daily Mail’s lip reader (Yup! Lip reader…and this is
    *not* in the gossip column), Matterazzi called Zizou a “nigger” as well as
    “son of a terrorist whore”… (Wonder why Z stopped at a headbutt? Since
    he was going to get the red card anyway, he might as well have hit him
    harder!)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=395046&in_page_id=1770

    3. Good article on French soccer and Le Pen (an earlier article, though..
    pre-headbutt) http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0707-22.htm

  12. July 11, 2006 7:14 PM

    @sagaro:
    thanks for references!! 🙂

    Wonder why Z stopped at a headbutt? – if materazzi said all that, i SO agree!! bleddy him!

  13. Sharique permalink
    July 11, 2006 7:42 PM

    its a movie about a bank robbery in which the cop incharge is a part of the plan and he finally walks out with the money. The funda is really awesome..they install a software in the bank server which transfers $1000 from the accounts of 10,000 richest in the list…so in this way no one suspects and they walk with a handsome amount

  14. July 11, 2006 7:43 PM

    @sharique:
    sounds good!! will download tonight!! 😀 😀

  15. Raytracer permalink
    July 11, 2006 8:26 PM

    @Sagaro:
    This is what i hate. Let’s wait for the offical news! Just because everyone loves Zidane why spread all this stuff?

    And from the look at the daily mail’s index page, looks very much like a gossip news website (3-D crop circles?? C’mon!) But I found from there only that Syd Barrett is passed away recently. 😦

  16. Anand permalink
    July 11, 2006 9:58 PM

    @Raytracer:
    Recently??? I thought Syd Barrett ODed some hajaar time ago

  17. Sagarohttp://gapp.wordpress.com permalink
    July 11, 2006 10:50 PM

    @Nushi:
    Dei free a vedu. The head butt was cool to watch.

  18. Raytracer permalink
    July 13, 2006 12:55 PM

    @Anand:
    No da, he just went psycho. Was living alone for a long time.

  19. Sharique permalink
    July 13, 2006 10:10 PM

    so did u see the movie?

  20. July 14, 2006 2:21 PM

    @sagaro:
    roger that!! 😀

    @sharique:
    not yet – on sunday!!!!! 🙂

  21. Velocity permalink
    July 15, 2006 2:36 AM

    Yeah, sad that Zizou had to lose it that way. And considering that I was cheering France only for Zidane…

  22. July 15, 2006 9:13 AM

    @velocity:
    i know!! devastating is an understatement!!! 😦

  23. Paddyman permalink
    July 15, 2006 10:35 PM

    do you want me to remind you that you had a brazillian and english flag as your display picture ?!

    and after the quarter finals, you were rooting for germany ?

  24. July 15, 2006 11:52 PM

    @paddy:
    no need to remind me. i remember. 🙂

    a person can change her mind, can’t she?? 😛

    and this is about Zidane – Only. 🙂 Oh and may be i hate italy. 😛

  25. Paddyman permalink
    July 16, 2006 11:37 PM

    a person can change her mind thrice in a week sure !

    they call it jumping the bandwagon

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