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Zidane Apparently Called "Dirty Terrorist" (World Cup)
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Zidane apparently called 'dirty terrorist' - SABC News

France captain Zinedine Zidane was apparently called a "dirty terrorist" by Marco Materazzi before he head-butted the Italy defender in yesterday's World Cup final, the anti-racism group SOS Racism, said today.

"According to several very well informed sources from the world of football, it would seem that the Italian player Marco Materazzi called Zinedine Zidane a 'dirty terrorist'," SOS Racism said in a statement. Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was shown a red card after the incident and Italy went on to win on penalties after the match was tied 1-1 following extra time.

The Paris-based group called for an inquiry and said world soccer's governing body FIFA had recently toughened sanctions against racism. "It's for this reason that SOS Racism asks in a determined fashion for FIFA to shed light on this altercation and that sanctions laid out in the official rules be applied should this be the case.

Neither Zidane nor Materazzi have spoken in public about what had passed between them before the incident. French television reported that Zidane would talk about the incident "in the coming days".
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  -Zidane Apparently Called "Dirty Terrorist" (World Cup) VolcanoJen  Jul-10-06 12:23 PM   #0 
  - He Should Have Channeled That Rage A Different Direction!!  K8-EEE   Jul-10-06 12:26 PM   #1 
  - And still, he won the Golden Ball for Best Player of World Cup '06  VolcanoJen   Jul-10-06 12:28 PM   #2 
  - because they voted before the incident n/t  Biernuts   Jul-11-06 08:34 PM   #111 
  - agree.  xzyra   Jul-10-06 12:31 PM   #3 
  - He's also been known to do stuff like this  manic expression   Jul-10-06 03:10 PM   #33 
  - What?  noops   Jul-11-06 09:53 AM   #73 
     - That's adult sports,noops. He snapped and could have killed with his  The Wielding Truth   Jul-11-06 06:37 PM   #101 
  - A very old trick  gratuitous   Jul-10-06 12:37 PM   #4 
  - We watched the game and, as I said to my husband  LibertyLover   Jul-10-06 12:49 PM   #5 
  - Zindane has been given 14 Red Cards in Career. He has little control.  sleipnir   Jul-10-06 12:56 PM   #7 
     - Is that a lot of red cards?  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-10-06 01:04 PM   #9 
     - Yes, most players amass perhaps 3-5 red cards in a similar career  sleipnir   Jul-10-06 01:15 PM   #14 
        - Materazzi was sent off, suspended with a red card in the same tournament.  The Stranger   Jul-10-06 05:01 PM   #40 
     - You are correct,  MadHound   Jul-10-06 01:12 PM   #11 
  - FWIW, Matterazzi denies the accusation  VolcanoJen   Jul-10-06 12:53 PM   #6 
  - No, he claims he "di[dn't] know what the word means."  The Stranger   Jul-10-06 01:58 PM   #18 
  - The Sammy Sosa defense. n/t  Twillig   Jul-10-06 02:25 PM   #28 
     - Yet another bad translation  NYCparalegal   Jul-10-06 05:18 PM   #42 
  - He denies he even knows what the word "terrorist" means.  against all enemies   Jul-10-06 05:25 PM   #43 
  - If that's true then it was a pretty dumb thing to say  rep the dems   Jul-10-06 01:02 PM   #8 
  - No Shame at all...  MrPrax   Jul-10-06 01:10 PM   #10 
  - Except no one but Zindane and the Italian player know what was said  FredScuttle   Jul-10-06 02:31 PM   #29 
  - goddamn right  Minstrel Boy   Jul-10-06 03:28 PM   #34 
  - Why?  Kellanved   Jul-10-06 05:29 PM   #44 
  - according to "several"????  sui generis   Jul-10-06 01:13 PM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 01:32 PM   #16 
     - really?  sui generis   Jul-10-06 01:54 PM   #17 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 02:01 PM   #20 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 02:03 PM   #23 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 02:04 PM   #24 
              - Damn...this thread was gutted, but good!  Squatch   Jul-10-06 03:39 PM   #36 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 02:01 PM   #19 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 02:02 PM   #22 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-10-06 02:04 PM   #25 
  - You heard it here first...  KamaAina   Jul-10-06 01:14 PM   #13 
  - That's one of the reasons Henry is a hero to me  VolcanoJen   Jul-10-06 01:17 PM   #15 
  - The Spaniards and Portugese are the soccer thugs  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 09:14 AM   #59 
  - To be fair, French black players even get racist treatment in France  ugarte   Jul-10-06 02:01 PM   #21 
  - WP article on racism among European soccer fans:  kurth   Jul-10-06 02:06 PM   #26 
  - A Brazilan friend of mine has for years referred to Zidane as "The Arab"  BlueManDude   Jul-10-06 02:11 PM   #27 
  - Sadly, Zidane succumbed to the red mist too often in his career.  fedsron2us   Jul-10-06 02:40 PM   #30 
  - He remains the greatest footballer of his generation.  VolcanoJen   Jul-10-06 02:50 PM   #31 
     - Just a lousy end to a great career  kurth   Jul-10-06 03:08 PM   #32 
        - So sad to see him leave the game when his team still needed him.  zara   Jul-10-06 03:35 PM   #35 
           - If Materazzi is Italy's dirtiest player  brentspeak   Jul-10-06 03:43 PM   #37 
           - No one to blame but Zidane  BlueInPhilly   Jul-10-06 03:51 PM   #38 
              - Or Stackhouse committing a flagrant foul during a crucial NBA finals game  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-10-06 06:54 PM   #46 
                 - not EVEN on the same level n/t  judaspriestess   Jul-10-06 08:05 PM   #49 
                    - uh huh  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-10-06 08:23 PM   #50 
                       - I was referring to the NBA not being on the same level  judaspriestess   Jul-11-06 09:36 PM   #115 
  - Though totally unsportsmanlike, that was one awesome head butt.  zonkers   Jul-10-06 03:52 PM   #39 
  - Yes, I hear he has a big, fat contract waiting in the WWE.  KamaAina   Jul-10-06 06:57 PM   #47 
  - who are these "well informed sources"?  Endangered Specie   Jul-10-06 05:11 PM   #41 
  - Brazil station had lipreader translate Materazzi's comment.  Divernan   Jul-10-06 06:11 PM   #45 
  - Being associated with terrorist who have caused this world  judaspriestess   Jul-10-06 07:58 PM   #48 
  - It was still  greccogirl   Jul-10-06 10:51 PM   #51 
  - A thoroughly undisputed point  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-10-06 10:55 PM   #52 
  - Why is this LBN?  HuckleB   Jul-10-06 11:00 PM   #53 
  - "Son of a terrorist whore, that's what he called Zidane, according to the  allemand   Jul-11-06 05:54 AM   #54 
  - History will vindicate Zidane and condemn Materazzi  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 09:11 AM   #58 
  - I should have known the guy said something about his mother.  cat_girl25   Jul-11-06 09:43 AM   #71 
  - Materazzi is one of the dirtiest players in world football  TheLastMohican   Jul-11-06 08:34 AM   #55 
  - Great vid link. Thanks n/t  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 09:09 AM   #57 
  - Yep  politick   Jul-11-06 09:26 AM   #64 
     - Yeah  noops   Jul-11-06 10:01 AM   #74 
  - I feel bad for the French team  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 09:06 AM   #56 
  - There is no excuse  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-11-06 09:18 AM   #61 
  - Zidane is a moronic thug.  Balbus   Jul-11-06 09:22 AM   #62 
     - Proud member of the 10% who will know him as one of the  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 09:27 AM   #65 
     - X2  noops   Jul-11-06 10:02 AM   #75 
     - A lot of people have pieces of shit as heroes.  Balbus   Jul-11-06 08:31 PM   #108 
        - It's true  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 08:54 PM   #113 
     - Laughable  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-11-06 10:04 AM   #76 
     - No, the world knows Zidane as a piece of shit  Balbus   Jul-11-06 08:32 PM   #109 
        - Who the  burythehatchet   Jul-11-06 08:53 PM   #112 
        - Where in the world?  noops   Jul-12-06 09:38 AM   #127 
     - Bass Ackwards...  noops   Jul-11-06 10:08 AM   #79 
  - As scummy a player as Materazzi is, he's allowed to say whatever he wants  brentspeak   Jul-11-06 09:15 AM   #60 
  - Not according to FIFA's antiracist policy.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 09:24 AM   #63 
  - That has to do with fan behavior, not on-the-field comments b/t players  brentspeak   Jul-11-06 09:30 AM   #66 
  - If it can apply to the fans, then it would apply even moreso to players,  The Stranger   Jul-11-06 09:33 AM   #68 
  - "suspensions, point deductions and disqualification, to punish racist  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 09:38 AM   #69 
     - If a team's fans do the "monkey chant" or throw peanuts  brentspeak   Jul-11-06 09:44 AM   #72 
        - That's a stretch  jpgray   Jul-11-06 10:07 AM   #78 
        - Yes, I do have an idea what I'm talking about  brentspeak   Jul-11-06 03:19 PM   #91 
           - Your original assertion was incorrect.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 03:47 PM   #93 
              - No, it wasn't  brentspeak   Jul-11-06 03:59 PM   #95 
                 - And you now agree that it includes players and coaches.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 07:15 PM   #103 
        - As written, it seems more directed at team play.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 10:13 AM   #80 
  - This post just eviscerated every post on the thread attacking Zidane.  The Stranger   Jul-11-06 09:32 AM   #67 
     - That was a mistake.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 09:43 AM   #70 
     - No, his mistake was to assault another player  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-11-06 02:58 PM   #90 
        - Keep apologizing -- instead of condemning racism and bigotry, . . .  The Stranger   Jul-11-06 03:40 PM   #92 
           - Zidane was the one red carded and thrown out  Bacchus39   Jul-11-06 03:55 PM   #94 
           - I'm not apologising for racism; but you are apologising for assault  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-11-06 04:26 PM   #98 
           - Is a violent response ever justified?  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 07:04 PM   #102 
              - If witnesses agreed it was said, there might have been publicity  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-11-06 07:27 PM   #105 
                 - The World Cup is already denied.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 07:38 PM   #106 
                    - There's not a single team that didn't commit a foul  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-11-06 08:00 PM   #107 
                       - Several levels to look at this.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 09:23 PM   #114 
                          - I bet it happens all the time  Bacchus39   Jul-12-06 07:28 AM   #119 
                             - You prove it the same way you prove Zidane's retaliation.  The Stranger   Jul-12-06 07:50 AM   #120 
                                - I don't think Materazzi should be punished at all  Bacchus39   Jul-12-06 08:25 AM   #121 
                                   - Then you would condone racism and bigotry,  The Stranger   Jul-12-06 10:06 AM   #131 
           - Racial Incidents Mar Italy's Cup Celebrations  Rumach   Jul-12-06 08:50 AM   #124 
  - Ok pal  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-11-06 10:32 AM   #82 
  - There is more to it than just the name calling incident...  noops   Jul-11-06 10:07 AM   #77 
  - That was Marerazzi?  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 10:18 AM   #81 
  - Especially since Materazzi is known to be extremely aggresive and has the  demo dutch   Jul-11-06 04:00 PM   #96 
  - That's all part of the sport  vincent_vega_lives   Jul-12-06 08:45 AM   #122 
  - Now there are reports that Zidane's mother was very ill  suffragette   Jul-11-06 12:28 PM   #83 
  - The development of the "Zidane was a victim" meme is troubling.  robcon   Jul-11-06 12:59 PM   #84 
  - Oh, please. Not everything is so black and white. nt  Hatalles   Jul-11-06 01:30 PM   #85 
  - Zindane was already red carded.  ozone_man   Jul-11-06 01:38 PM   #87 
  - I agree.  Henny Penny   Jul-11-06 05:51 PM   #100 
  - Some might find your overly simplistic world view troubling!  Henny Penny   Jul-11-06 05:44 PM   #99 
     - Yes it is simplistic to condem violence in the face of taunts  vincent_vega_lives   Jul-12-06 08:48 AM   #123 
  - "Revealed: The Disgusting Abuse that Sparked Zidane's Fury"  Hatalles   Jul-11-06 01:31 PM   #86 
  - Pure speculation  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-11-06 01:40 PM   #88 
  - Up next on "Psychic Sports".....  FredScuttle   Jul-11-06 04:18 PM   #97 
  - Speculative indeed. Does the lip reader read Italian?  VolcanoJen   Jul-12-06 01:31 AM   #118 
  - If thats the case then  noops   Jul-12-06 09:42 AM   #128 
  - Although the Italian team  fshrink   Jul-11-06 01:47 PM   #89 
  - Not sure that they did deserve to play the final.  Matilda   Jul-11-06 09:53 PM   #116 
     - Agreed  noops   Jul-12-06 09:54 AM   #129 
  - At least we moved away from the ridiculous theory.  DelawareValleyDem   Jul-11-06 07:23 PM   #104 
  - Guess his conduct confirmed the remark n/t  Biernuts   Jul-11-06 08:33 PM   #110 
  - Zidane's were the actions of a "dirty terrorist"?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-12-06 09:27 AM   #126 
  - I'm getting a kick (no pun intended)  judaspriestess   Jul-11-06 09:56 PM   #117 
  - Zidane will be interviewed on French tv today.  suffragette   Jul-12-06 08:58 AM   #125 
  - A comeback regarding Materazzi's mother or sister would have served better  slackmaster   Jul-12-06 09:57 AM   #130 

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