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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!

25 Comments leave one →
  1. Katheeja 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

    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

    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

    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

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

    agreed – hollywood is different!! 🙂

  11. Sagaro permalink
    July 11, 2006 7:12 PM

    For those who missed it:

    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

    3. Good article on French soccer and Le Pen (an earlier article, though..

  12. July 11, 2006 7:14 PM

    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

    sounds good!! will download tonight!! 😀 😀

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

    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

    Recently??? I thought Syd Barrett ODed some hajaar time ago

  17. Sagaro permalink
    July 11, 2006 10:50 PM

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

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

    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

    roger that!! 😀

    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

    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

    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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