Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Zidane apologies but will not say what was said

Zinedine Zidane has apologized for head butting Italy's Marco Materazzi, sort of.

"I want to ask for forgiveness from all the children who watched," Zidane said. However, he added, "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."

He still refused to say what was said, however, he did say it was "very personal" and was related to his mother and his sister.

Materazzi has admitted to taunting Zidane, but insists that he did not say anything that is not normally said on a pitch. He says he did not talk about religion or politics nor did he know that Zidane's mother was in the hospital.

It seems like nobody will ever know what was said (other then Materazzi), which means that this dance will go on forever.

All I can say for sure is that Zidane should not have head butted Materazzi, no matter what was said. He should have just walked away, and proven Materazzi wrong on the pitch.

As for Materazzi, he could be lying or not. No matter what, he will always be looked at with suspicion. I do find it interesting that he will not say what he said, but that does not mean he is guilty of anything.

In the end, both players lose from this, as does soccer as a whole.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

> In the end, both players lose from this, as does soccer as a whole.

But at least Zizou admits that "(his) act (was) not forgivable"

::two steps back, one step forward?::

Lemi4 from Jakarta

6:30 PM  

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