What did Marco Materazzi say to Zinedine Zidane that incensed him so much?
2006-07-09 15:54:28 UTC
What did Marco Materazzi say to Zinedine Zidane that incensed him so much?
337 answers:
David S
2006-07-09 16:02:47 UTC
Who cares.If Zidane were a true professional it really wouldn't matter.He only hurt his team doing what he did.
Jah love
2006-07-10 22:30:04 UTC
I don't have a clue and it really doesn't matter. However, whatever Zinedine Zidane did to Marco Materazzi was perfectly in-line because it take an action to create a reaction. So Marco Materazzi really had to provoke Zinedine Zidane. With all due respect with this fair play stuffed, the referee was wrong on his decision since he did not witness the incident and also Buffon should have been pressure to reveal what was said to Zinedine Zidane by Marco Materazzi before a decision should had happened since he was the fussier in the whole thing. The referee should have either given both of the players a yellow card or have both of them shake hands. People need to be accountable for their actions and that include Marco Materazzi. This is what happened in the whole world everyday, people being bullying and teasing around and the expectation from the victims is to do nothing and that is very wrong. We need to tell guy like Marco Materazzi that his behavior is not acceptable. The reactioner in this case Zinedine Zidane got punished and was robbed the perfect ending of his career with a red card he did not deserved.
2006-07-09 22:14:32 UTC
Everyone is saying Materazzi must have said something terrible because Zidane is such a great player he wouldn't have reacted that way otherwise. Well 5 years ago he did the same thing - he butted another player during a game for Juventus and got suspended. In the 1998 World Cup he stepped on the back of Saudi player and got suspended for 2 games.

Zidane is a hothead, and nothing excuses his barbaric reaction. Even if it was a racist mark (which would be a terrible thing for Materazzi to say), that's a terrible way to react in any game, let alone with 10 minutes left in overtime of the World Cup Final.

Zidane was a complete idiot.
2006-07-15 15:18:56 UTC
Whatever he said to Zidane doesn't matter, it doesn't excuse Zidane's barbaric reaction. Did he realize that he was on a soccer field or did he think he was playing tackle football? For anyone who knows anything about sports, comments are always made on the field, I've never seen anyone react that way. I don't understand why the FIFA is investigating what Materazzi said, I didn't see anyone investigating Poulsen when he instigated Totti. Totti reacted by spitting and he was disqualified for several games and rightfully so. Now Zidane does it and he's a MARTYR, he was WRONGED???? Give me a break, headbutting is his trademark, please get informed before making unnecessary comments.

Also, he should NEVER have received golden ball, not before and definitely not after this incident. The only reason he got it was because his career was ending. He definitely didn't deserve it, the only thing he was good at is penalties since those are the only goals that France was able to score and those are the same goals that bit them in the A** in the end.

Scottish Fan
2006-07-12 11:33:15 UTC
It is not for us to speculate what was said. Zidane may inform us of what he claims was said at a later time. Obviously Mr. Materazzi will refute it.

The important point here is the blame culture which has blown up around it. Materazzi is seen to twist the nipple of Zidane before anything is said. This is gamesmanship - something referees were told to clamp down on. Then there were words exchanged before the retaliation.

It has been reported that Zidane may lose the Golden Ball award. I think that if blame is to be apportioned then at least make it fair. Materazzi, as the instigator, should lose his winners medal also.

I wonder how the governing bodies view this idea.
2006-07-11 22:20:01 UTC
They've said on the news that Materazzi first insulted zidane's mom and the Islam.. and then he supposly said va fanculo ( go screw urself in italien or wtv dont kno how to write it) and zidane didnt take it..

I wasnt either on Italy's side nor French since I wanted my country to win ( Germany) but I really think that when it comes to racism no one has a right to insult someone. were all different.. and this is so bad that the Italian player acted this way since The FifaWorldcup is associated with the thing for anti-racism in the world..

First i didnt understood why he acted this way then I thought he must of have a really good reason to do this since he is a very pacific person.. he never takes his head for anything stupid.. Someone makes him fall on the filed he gets up and dont complain like the Italians and other teams and fake during 5 minutes.. Way before the Italians won the cup, i read 1 week before in the journal that italian players were known as the best actors in soccer... and the game between italy and France prooved it right.. Ne way that is not the subject.. just to say that Zidane would of never done this just for the fun of it..

Zidane did what he had to do. If you think that Materazzi had a right to do this then Zidane had more right to attact him like that..
2006-07-11 16:20:12 UTC
From the Start, it is reported, Marco Materazzi was busy winding up Zidane by his inappropriate insulting words & deeds. He took the shirt of Zidane & reportedly felt his nipples. Zidane was all along in a good humor & asked him to keep it as a Souvenir after the match. Materazzi is reported to have asked Zidane to keep it for his (prostitute) sister.

During the minutes after that, we saw, Zidane walking past Metrazzi casting a disdainful look. Then, Matrazzi had spoken highly offensive & dirty which made Zidane return,& charge like a bull headbutting Matrazzi on his chest & knocking him off.

There are news reports saying, Materazzi called him a 'Dirty Terrorist' & Materazzi flatly denied having said anything like that & he didn't know what that word meant. (Can you believe this?)

As per the account of the Britain's Top Forensic Lip Rader Jessica Rees, based on Metrazzi's lip movement , he must have said, 'Just F*** off for good measure, the son of a TERRORIST WHORE'.

Anyhow, we've to wait for confirmation from the Horse's (Zidane's) Mouth!

I feel the Italian Player needs to be punished barring him from the game for life, had it been proved he used any racial or sexual gutter language on Zidane. The whole world will stand by Zidane if Materazzi is at fault.

I liked the INSTANT Justice meted out by Zidane, the Valliant My respect for him grew exponentially. Heading, punching the nose etc etc are too common in football matches. It has become a part of the game!
2006-07-11 10:15:18 UTC
I read a report by Fifa saying that Materazzi insult a member of Zidane family and told him that he is a duty terrorist, I think any body will react the same. I think Fifa need to fine or take out Materazzi for the next World Cup. Materazzi is a racist, that was him that should be out not Zidane.
Rick S
2006-07-10 17:37:15 UTC
I agree it must of been something very awful said to zidane, but the only excuse for an assault of that nature would of been in self defense, which in this case did not exist! What Zidane should had done was notify the Ref. of Materazzis' taunting (if existed), and I'm sure he would had done something about it. Zidane was up to Sunday, one of the most decorated and positively commented player of the 2006 World Cup, and he blew away any further recognitions with a bone head move like that. It is certain that we'll all missed a great player with a sensation luxurous style, but his mistake must be dicipline by Fifa and set as an example!
ammar m
2006-07-10 02:26:12 UTC
another statement from zidane :

do July 10, 2006 I want that all the world is sure and certain that Zidane the Algerian is like zidane French there is no difference, and as I have say in a time that I am a Moslem, and its does not mean that Materazzi insulted Islam or my Family, after my retirement I hope to visit my village with Jebaya, I Thank because it has Mis the spectator in scene, is what there is something which lets you say I Gained in my career? If my Family said to me that you are one (...

well the italyan always cheating and not honest in any thing even in there own countrys games and every body know them

zidane is always the the king
2006-07-10 03:19:14 UTC
Materazzi called Zidane a terrorist... and apparently commented on zidane french algerian moslem roots. A touchy topic at any point but even more upsetting in view of the current political situation. Poor Zidane! After being a thorough gentleman throughout the tournament... to be remembered as someone who was red carded is so unfair! But that's life... and in football as in life... the best do not always win. We all know who the football legends are and no... they were not wearing blue yesterday.
2006-07-10 20:58:13 UTC
I read that he made a disrepectful comment about Zizou's mother, and that Gigi Buffon, once he found out what was actually said, regretted ratting out Zizou to the ref. He also, reportedly, refused to play on the same national team at Materazzi ever again. Apparently, Materazzi has a bad rep for ending up in the yellow press all the time because of his antics.

If this is true, it is highly debatable whether Zizou was right or wrong to headbutt Materazzi. The man has high integrity if he's willing to forego a possible world cup win to defend the honor of his family.
2006-07-10 15:11:23 UTC
Nobody knows publicly yet what was said, however, there is speculation that Materazzi called Zizou a 'dirty terrorist'. SOSRacism is taking responsiblity for the release of that knowledge 'from reliable sources' and asking FIFA for a full investigation. FIFA recently toughened sanctions regarding racism during play. Materazzi claims that he is 'ignorant' and doesn't even know what the word means so he could not possibly have said that. Yet, everybody will have to wait For Zidane who will be making a public statement in the next few days.
2006-07-09 21:50:28 UTC
His team members later reported to French media that Zidane was reacting to a racial slur from Materazzi. The Italian side has catagorically denied that Materazzi had any role in the provocation of Zidane, but both the French coach and many other members of the media believed that Zidane had snapped due to Materazzi.
Ivan B
2006-07-09 20:24:25 UTC
Materazzi clearly said something to piss Zidane off. Seeing Zidane play, he is a soccer machine with more class than any other. Zizou did not 'buckle' under pressure, Materazzi said something to him so harsh that he exploded. This in the end gave a hand to France's defeat. I think Materazzi should have been sent off, for being a butt'f*** moron. Zidane must know some version of Italian from his days of Juventus.

Btw: Brilliant post Kat, I wish the world could see it to understand.
Fredi Worldcupper
2006-07-11 10:04:12 UTC
I read an Article in the Los Angeles Times which said that Materazzi called Zidane an "dirty terrorist", and a 1010 WINS radio report which said that Materazzi had wished death to Zidane's mother.

I really believe it was a combination of the two, where the latter comment touched him off.
2006-07-11 09:07:35 UTC
Early reports are that Materazzi called Zidane a terrorist and that he should play for his own country. Zidane was born in France, but both of his parents were born in Algeria. Zidane said that he would be ready to talk about the headbutt in a couple of days. This, however, is not the first headbutt of his great career. I think that he is one of the best ever to play and it is a shame that his career ending like that. Henry said that you can take the man from the rough street, but you can not take the rough street from the man. In Marseille, Zidane grew up in a poor section of town and played football on the streets where fouls resulted in action.
2006-07-10 18:35:56 UTC
And I quote from,

"Since both players refused to comment on the incident, there are various allegations about what led to Zidane's violent outburst. His agent, Alain Migliaccio has claimed that a "very serious" comment by Matterazzi provoked the attack. Reportedly, the deaf forensic lip-reader Jessica Rees was employed to analyze the video sequences with the help of an Italian translator. According to these reports, Materazzi spoke in Italian - a language understood by Zidane due to his time spent with Juventus F.C. - and first told him: "Hold on, wait, that one's not for a n*gger like you." As the players walked forward, Materazzi allegedly said: "We all know you are the son of a terrorist whore." Then, just before the headbutt, he was seen saying: "So just f*ck off." According to Brazilian TV Rede Globo lip-reader, Materazzi called Zidane's sister a prostitute two times. Earlier claims about Materazzi calling his opponent player himself a "dirty terrorist" have already been denied by Materazzi, who reportedly said: "It is absolutely not true, I did not call him a terrorist. I'm ignorant. I don't even know what the word means."
2006-07-10 02:27:58 UTC

WATCH WHAT MATERAZZI DOES TO ZIDANE IN THE BEGINNING... Looks like he pinches Zidane's nipple at one point (Zidane reacts to the pinch). Then Zidane says something, and Materazzi replies twice. Unfortunately, Zidane did not rise above Materazzi's low tactics. Let this be a lesson that "losing it" is definitely NOT worth it in the end. But everyone has their limits, Zidane, you, and I.

By the way, turns out Materazzi is a dirty player. Just watch this:

Zidane may react poorly when he is pushed past his limit, but he wouldn't do the sorts of things Mazzeratti does. I can't wait to hear from Zidane about what happened. I will believe Zidane more than Materazzi any day of the week.
2006-07-09 22:18:27 UTC
Zidane is known as a very serious player, and he is. He is not much of a brawler...Italians are known around the world to be dirty and unfair kind of players...all the time defensive. Today, defenders scored 80% of the Italian goals. On top of that, Zidane was all the time insulted, kicked, and just imagine the kind of four letter word that the "cute sob" Materazzi casted over Zinedine. Italy won, yes, but today the best team was France. Millions of people around the world were witnesses of this...I feel sorry for Zinedine Zidane...I don't justify his action, it was unfair for him and for the football sport, the way he said goodbye to his career...
2006-07-12 10:54:31 UTC
According to AFP in a wire service at 5:05 PM, Lip readers and photographers consulted by British Newspapers that Materazzi called Zidane a "son of a terrorist whore". Personally I think the incident meritted a double red card. FOr the conduct of both players and for Materazzi exaggerating howe much he got hurt from the headbutt.
2006-07-12 09:32:24 UTC

The suggestion that Materazzi deserves to be punished for what he said on the pitch during the biggest game of HIS career is ridiculous! He was just doing what he does. He serves a role on the team that does not just include trapping stikers offsides. Lippi knew this when he named Marco to the squad.

Racism? Are you kidding me? Talking about someone's mother or sister? Please be realistic about this.

In English there is a saying..."All is fair in Love and War". If you do not realize that a significant (not most, but significant) percentage of professional atheltes talk badly to one another all of the time in order to gain a psychological edge over their opponents then you are living in a fantasy world.

In the biggest match of the world, every four years, there are many tactics that are used and seeking psychological advantage is one of them. Zidane failed to control his emotions during a moment that I am sure Zizou is not unfamiliar with and deserved the red card. I am sure everyone can agree Zidane DOES NOT deserve to be remembered for this incident. His brilliant career is why many call him one of the top three players of all time.

I am sure Zidane knows Materazzi is a maker of trouble. Materazzi hit the jackpot when Zizou fell for this cheap trick and shows that even one of the greatest of all time is fallible.
2006-07-10 17:14:38 UTC
Zidane was born in Marseille in South France , the son of Algerian immigrants , He went to the world cup to play football in an open and fair manner . He is one of the worlds greatest footballing talents .

As you will find out soon the Italian football league management and teams are rife with corruption and bribery,. There desire to control and win at any cost is now world renown .Their players displayed this side of there nature during the world cup finals . It must be difficult for a man , such as Zidane ,with so much to give ,knowingly being cheated and continually insulted by what can only be described as " low life scum " .

FIFA should ban the Italians from the next world cup
2006-07-10 16:52:27 UTC
Zidane’s aggressive toward the Italian defender came as a shock to a billion+ people watching the world cup on Sunday 9th. I was equally appalled by what I saw on the replay. Ironically, it was a second ago when I turned to Blanka and expressed by surprise and admiration for Zidane especially given his age and the length of the game he was enduring. Then this! I was horrified. Artie was cautiously critical too.

The next day I had to find out more about what happened. It seems the world is talking about Zidane’s conduct more than the game itself. Although the details are sketchy at the time of this writing, I did find out that the Italian defender hurled at Zidane powerful racial slurs. The exact wording is unknown, but he called him a “terrorist” just because Zidane is Algerian born French. Also, he howled at Zidane telling him to play for his country instead (implying Algeria instead of France).

As I watched the much marketed anti-racial slogans and campaigns throughout this World Cup, I had to wonder the authenticity and true motivation behind those. I’m convinced that for the most part, Europe is spiraling deep into racism and prejudice…yes, once again. Time and again we’ve seen this, it’s an evil pattern that Italy, Germany, and Japan can’t seem to get away from. While each country is quite different they have one thing in common…they are bigots and suffer from extreme superiority complex that Hitler and Moussilini had.

Watching the Italians since the first game in this tournament made me sick to my stomach. These talented young studs were not playing soccer, but playing to trick the officials into their favors by diving when they lost ball, by screaming in pain when there was hardly any contact, by insulting other players on the field through swearing and racial slurs, by intentionally elbowing and kicking opponents, and downright lying. The officials were tricked for the most part helping the marginal Italian team to grip the trophy at last. The plan worked, play long and hard, act hurt whenever you lose possession, provoke the opponents, trick the officials.

Now that I put all of these together, I actually think Zidane did the right thing by showing billions of people that win or lose, he’s not going to tolerate racism. If only FIFA was this genuine about their kumbaya kabukis, they would’ve given the red card to the racist! Zidane should still remain a hero to his followers as well as to all the people who try to eradicate racism. As for Italy, well, dirty players like you don’t deserve it and once again you proved you command no respect nor class.
2006-07-10 12:28:54 UTC
I read on a sports site that there were 2 possibilities:

1-) He told Zidane he was a terrorist. (Zidane has algerian origines and might have blown up because of that)


2-) He told Zidane that his sister was a prostitute, apparantly saying that twice in the match.

Either way head butting a person with intent to injur in unsportsmanlike and inacceptable. I'm not saying it's ok to say whatever Materazzi said, but a professionnal player that knows his country is counting on him for the win should have tried to keep a cool head.

Bravo Italy on the victory
2006-07-10 06:20:38 UTC
In the brazilian press, we have heard several theories. In the Globo television network, they have done some lip reading, and it seems that Matterazzi cursed Zidane's sister. Unfortunately, the only decent lip reading in their version was Buffon cheering Zidane up after the red card.

Bandeirantes TV came with a possible version that Matterazzi accused Zidane of taking part in the italian betting scandals. It also came up with the racism possibility, Materazzi calling Zidane a degrading french word for north africans.
2006-07-10 03:05:30 UTC
Zizou, Zizou, Zizou... why? Once again, taunts of racism & homosexuality send the beautiful game into freefall (no comments about Justin Fashanu, please, hyuk hyuk hyuk...)

Henry dealt with it earlier in the game by telling that racist twonk Buffon - translates as 'clown', molto appropriate, non? - to f*off...

My friend, who speaks several languages, says the exchange went something like this...

Materazzi gives Zizou a nipple tweak.

Z (Smiling): You would like some more my sweet?

M: Not now nig*ger, Mohammed & your mother tired me out too much last night.

I know that this might be contentious, but I feel quite strongly that the likes of Cronaldo, Materazzi and all anyone else guilty of cynical fouls & provoking behaviour should be sent off themselves, too. Then, if it's still drawn at ninety minutes, we can forget extra time & penalties and just have bareknuckle fighting instead.

Really hope that whatever 'dignity' has been restored to the Italian domestic game by last night's 'win' will be ripped out from under them when not only do Lazio, Juve & co get relegated today, but the world title is rightly given to - can't believe I'm writing this - the non-cheating French!

Allez les Bleus!
2006-07-10 01:02:39 UTC
The answer to that question begs a few more questions...

What language did Materazzi use to incense Zidane, French or Italian ?

Does Materazzi speak French well?

Does Zidane understand Italian well?
2006-07-17 02:45:07 UTC
The press said that Marco Materazzi insulted Zidane's mom and sister . But i think that Zidane's a professional player and that he knows that Materazzi did that to make Zidane nervous and make him fight with him. So as a pro , Zidane didn' have to hit Materazzi .. he had to pe patient until the end of the match and as you saw , zidane was sent off at the 110th minute of the match .. he just had to wait until the end of the match wich was 20 mins away !!! Finaly , Even if Materazzi is wrong cause he insulted zidane ... zidane is wrong cause he hitted Materazzi !!!
2006-07-10 04:45:01 UTC
I don't know what he said. But anything shouldn't have made Zidane react that way. He shouldn't have allowed himself to do so. Maybe Materazzi insulted him. But i don't think Zidane was insulted for the first time.

Maybe Materazzi called him a terrorist. I am Turkish...and Muslim, too. And i, too, don't like people calling us barbarians and terrorists. But reacting that way, you give people a reason to do so. What Zidane did was definitely wrong.

He would have end his career with that crowd cheering for him. Even if they wouldn't win. Imagine how great it could be while he was holding the trophy high or he was awarded with a medal. He preferred to leave with "boo"s. Maybe they weren't for him... that changes nothing.

It was his choice and he would never do that at that moment, if he would have felt a little respect for himself.
2006-07-09 19:40:34 UTC
I am almost certain that son of a gun made a racial remark to Zidane given all the recent issues around racism in Futball. Infact during the Spain game, the raciest spainard made monkey noises against the French team. This is one of the reasons Theirry Henry is head of the anti-racism campaign in FIFA.

The Italians are vicious coniving players and will use anything at their disposal to ensure their savage victory - including elbows to opposing team which ensures blood, and match fixing their country is famous for.

If I was Zidane I might have head butted Materazzi back to Italy.

Anyway, Zizou, that was no way for you to go out. But I thought about this scenario long and hard on my way home... I realized, that what was supposed to be this glorious end of career game, turned into the reality of the world - the complexities and obstacles in the world that keep the minority and immigrant populations from succeeding, and how the matter of racism exists everywhere - even in entertainment. And alas, his career ended in reality - the same way most of our lives go.

Zidane, I have witnessed to be one of the greatest players, it would be hard to replace him. I hope though he takes this case and turns it into a positive response to further the anti-racism campaign and increase the status of the minority in France.

Wa Salaam
2006-07-11 06:22:42 UTC
It doesn't matter. I will say the same here that I say to my children. Whatever Marco Materazzi said is protected in our Bill of Rights as Freedom of Speech, what Zinedine Zidane did is assault and that is a crime. Those of you who defind Zizou support the escalation of tensions seen around the world. Remember, it's "an eye for an eye", not "your life for my eye", the world needs more equality.
2006-07-11 00:47:54 UTC
As per some reports , he said to zidane "dirty terrorist"

and something to his family.

Materazzi himself hasnt commented what had happened b/w him and zidance and he has kep quiet, so seems like materazzi is the culprit.

Both the teams have not talked about it .

This is not hte first time zidane head butted someone, he has done it in the 2000 champion's leage match.

but one thig is for sure that he must have said some thing really provoking to get a response like this.

he might be a players from another planet, but he is a human being from this planet only.

The world cup final will be remembered for zidan'e head butting - than for Italy winning it for the 4th time.

but zidane's legacy will move on.
Michel G
2006-07-19 11:06:01 UTC
Supposedly he made a terrorist comment. There have also been growing theories that it was about his mother and sister. Honestly I don't care what you say. Zizou lost that battle....BADLY. I will take a head butt to walk over and lift the world's most prestigeous trophy anyday. EVERY player talks trash, INCLUDING Zidane. He certainly has never been known for his lack of intensity and sometimes questionable tackles. It's a fair game and no matter what some one says, you do not respond; the same reaction EVERY world class player has when someone talks trash to them. For heavens sake he had to just keep walking and score a goal or worse case scenario keep his mouth shut for EIGHT minutes!

Zidane, i love you and you are easily the best player of your generation. However, you really screwed up big time. Kids will feel your bad decision forever. You were the best in your geneartion, but your actions could have negative influences on the next
2006-07-12 12:58:34 UTC
I think that Materazzi insulted Zidanes family,thats is what i know or is my opinion,What Zidane did in returned wasnt good either,but who wouldnt if some one swears your family,im a France supported and knew instantly when Zizou went off,that our hope of winning the world cup, went with it,I hope with our young emerging players like Ribery we can have a bright furture,but overall i think Zidane apart from that sending off had a glorius tourament.From:Sashegan
2006-07-10 17:42:02 UTC
Zidane is going to hold a press confrence in the next couple days. I hear that Materrazzi made a racial comment callin him a terrorist or insutling his mother or family etc..NO ONE knows yer. Materazzi denies that he called him a terroist because he claims he doesnt know what the word means.

Bref.... What ever he said must have been a crucial factor to Zidanes actions. After all it does matter what he said because this whole Fiasco is under investigation.

Zidane is still number one in my books. and in my heart FRANCE still won the world cup.

Dont foget 6 italian players are under investigation for tipping off the reps... THis is not the first world cup they won while being under investigation.
2006-07-10 16:04:34 UTC
It was said by the press,who read his lips, that Marco told him Algerian terrorist. If this is true or not I don't know, but I don't blame him for having reacted in that way, I mean Elizondo was right to show him the red card, but Materazzi should have also received one, but I don't blame the referee either, since there's no way he could have listened... I just feel sorry for Zidane who got expelled in his last match, but I'm really glad that he won the Adidas Golden Ball!
2006-07-09 19:52:15 UTC
Whatever Materazzi ever said to Zidane does not matter, Zidane should have thought about his country, team, career and world cup before losing his cool, and for a player of his experience & caliber he should have known better, his complete career has come to a sorry end.
2006-07-15 19:19:23 UTC
I think it is unfair to investigate only with Materazzi of what he said just because Zidane was famous, if we gonna do that we have to know what did every other player say specially Zidane who were famous of bad temper and also hitting players like what happened in 1998.

I don't care what he said as all the players say bad staff all the times during the games, it is just a trick Zidane is trying to get away from what he did with that.
2006-07-14 05:42:52 UTC
I honestly don't know, from what I've heard' he insulted him with his race or something so I really don't blame Zidane at all. But the point is Italy's victory is a shame. I think they planned the insult and for what really. Imagine in a few years to come if a 7 yr old child at the moment were to ask you who won in the 2006 WC and you'd say Italy. If he asks you who scored the 1st goal you'd say Zidane right. If he asks you how did they won you'd say by penalties because some Italian chose to insult the captain of France who was just chosen as the best player and so he did what he had to do and got a red card, but otherwise France would've won. So really all the racism was just to get the million dollars and for a lousy memory of proud racists in Italy. I don't think I'll ever feel for Italy's loss or victory in the near future nor the far one too, Who would want to feel for racists? France is the champion to me, cause they've maintained their integrity.
2006-07-11 14:18:22 UTC
"I did insult him, it's true," Materazzi said in Tuesday's Gazzetta dello Sport. "But I categorically did not call him a terrorist. I'm not cultured and I don't even know what an Islamic terrorist is."

The 32-year-old Inter Milan player did not elaborate exactly on what he said to Zidane.

"It was one of those insults you're told tens of times and that always fly around the pitch," he said.

Five years ago with Juventus, Zidane head-butted an opponent in a Champions League match against Hamburger SV after being tackled from behind.
2006-07-11 02:15:53 UTC
apparently he said to him that he was a 'son of a terrorist'. Zinedine Zidane was born in France but his parents well all i know of that his mum is from Algeria which is in northern Africa. I agree with everything you say he is a legend in my eyes i don't give a damn from where he comes from either the italian bastard played dirty to get the cup from France. he knew that Zinedine Zidane is a key player (which makes him captain) and by getting him sent off they were able to get the cup.

After all Zizou (Zidane) won World Cup Player 2006 which he deserved 100% so he still has something good to reflect back on his career for France
2006-07-10 06:22:54 UTC
No idea! But when the best player in the world comes back to “head” you, then there’s got to be something wrong with you…

I mean as a team captain he should calm down the young players and not go hit somebody on purpose. But Materazzi must have said something that really offended ZiZou and made him act as he did!!!
2006-07-09 23:10:04 UTC
just before the red card incident happenned a brilliant pass from sagniol was headed into the italian goal by zidane only to find it saved by the italian must have been quite frustrating for the french captain, the more so because of the french failure to convert a good many opportunities they got to score and go 2-1 up. so what did materazzi say to zidane?..."nice header mate"...and thats exactly what he got a few seconds later in his chest.
2006-07-09 19:20:43 UTC
All I know France got a gift of a goal from FIFa and still couldnt win.

By the way Materazzi said:

puerto du uncassia unte moria

translation: your wife is beautiful. It was bull **** what Zidane did. But he always does it. this was not the first time. He is a dirty player.
David V
2006-07-12 12:49:18 UTC
I heard this much on ESPN Materazzi said something about his team and they also said Zidane and Materazzi had problems before the World Cup.
2006-07-11 08:31:28 UTC
Marco Materazzi insulted very rush Zidane. He said that Zinedine Zidane is ******* terorist( he is algerian origin) and something like this.
Nikki Nix
2006-07-10 15:45:29 UTC
I don't know what Materazzi said to Zidane, but I'm sure the French team's coach and Makelele kwons. They made a point of pocketing their silver medals right after receiving it, as if in some silent protest.
2006-07-10 12:42:55 UTC
Jay- I found out what was said. According to he said Marco Materazzi ensured the midfield genius missed the penalty shoot-out that decided the game. Which pissed Zinedine off. You can check out my question well rather statement on the whole thing. My sorce came from or go to my 360 page click on the July 10 blog all the info is there.
2006-07-09 22:09:36 UTC
We'll never know unless either Materazzi or Zidane actually want to comment on it. Either way, Zidane made a really stupid move by headbutting the player.
2006-07-09 18:26:29 UTC
who knows what he said. but if you watched the replay. they were talking and everything seemed fine then Zidane walked a head of Materazzi and the next thing you knew Zidane headbunted him. and you could see that Materazzi didnt say anything after that. so why would you walk away as if nothing happened then out of know were hit someone?
2006-07-15 03:05:28 UTC
That is what he says on TV France Marco Materazzi insult his mom and sister as well three times that means he had a plan to do that and if you guys watch the that incidence one more time you will notice after when Zidane head budded Marco non of Italian player comes to defend Marco that means every one of them knew what Marco is going to say to Zidane because non of them was surprise from Zidane reaction.That means there was a conspiracy against Zidane and French team and it happened exactly that time France was kept attacking Italian team all the question is what football has to do with Zidane mom and sister and 3 times?that means he wants Zidane react like that other wise why he repeated insulting his mom and sister three times?Italian they knew Muslim people they are very sensitive to their family especially wife mom and sister that is why they plan to do that.why they did not insult others French player because they knew is not going to work their plans,that is why they choose Zidane,and it works and they got the dirty cup.

which is belong to France in my opinion.
2006-07-10 13:32:51 UTC
he called his sister a prositute and called him a terrorist cuz he's born in algeria, and materazzi, and buffon planne the whole thing, to henry and zidane, making racial slurrs about them, which is being racist, and unproffessional, they should be stripped off the title and materazzi is denying it, when very well informed, people know he said it, zidane is going to talk about it in the days to come. Italy didn't deserve to win it and shouldn't have.The whole theme of the tournament this year was "against racism, when the so called " world champions are" that was their way of winning making racial slurrs to make zidane and the rest of the french players mad, and make the french player attack them. The whole game was planned.
2006-07-10 01:29:20 UTC
Whatever materazzi said, being a professional football player zidane should'nt act like that & end his career like this, it was really a bull header!!!! I admitt materazzi used somethin really bad words to zidane but he have to ignore him, cuz wht happen??? the influence of tht incidence france lost the match....I was on italy side :) but m a fan of zidane too
2006-07-12 12:21:35 UTC
No idea. Zidane is actually Algerian and was born in Algeria. Not in France as the answer states. Still Zidane shouldn't have reacted the way he did..
2006-07-11 11:14:24 UTC
Zidane is one of the greatest players, the french should be proud of him and what he has done to their nation, he is a professional player with great ethics,everyone saw him after games talking to players of the other team,I think Materazzi made a big mistake with his insult, he admitted making the insult but refused to say exactly what he said which confirms it was a serious insult ( i guess it may be against Zidane's religion-Islam-as Zidane agent indicated.Materazzi indicated he is "ignorant" and he doesn't know what terrorist means ,but does he think we are that stupid to buy that, his excuse confirm how serious was his insult.I think the FIFA should make more strict rules against racial discrimination .And for Zidane everybody in the world love and respect you- in US you made the game more popular-, you set an example for a leader who can lead his team to glory after stuggling in the qualifying games.And congratulation to Italy.
2006-07-11 05:19:03 UTC
read in the nespapaer that materazzi called zizou a terrorist n said sumthing undesirable abt his sister.when the match finished i was very disappointed as to what zizou did but after reading this i think he should have hit marco even harder or maybe zizou should have hit him during the celebrations right in front of everybody.nd then wud hav been the real battle between france n italy which everybody wud have remembered.newezz well done zizou coz self-respect comes before any world cup.
2006-07-10 13:00:54 UTC
Anyone would like to know. But the character which Zidane has shown through the tournament- the hard work, leadership, and honest composure, tells me it had to be something bad. For a guy who wont even dive to get a foul called, as everyone else did, I cant believe that he would do something so critical without having been totally insulted. It may have been an action not thought out before he did it, but I still love the guy. Too bad he had to go out like that.
Kudashova N
2006-07-10 01:32:39 UTC
Materazzi said rasism words to Zidane. Anyway whatever happened we should not forget that Zidane is one of the greatest football players and this incident should fade out soon.
2006-07-09 22:33:22 UTC
He said "My goal was real...yours was given...oh and by the way, YOUR OLD!! GoBackToRetirement" OR perhaps all the hype that ALL of the commentators were trying to build this guy up like he is some type of GOD for soccer...last time I checked the "its a beautiful game" did NOT include this type of behavior. GO HOME Zidane you are a complete disgrace to the game...Oh and FIFA feel free to fine the a^&hole ...hit him where it might hurt. OH, apparently words hurt enough! L-O-S-E-R. I dont even care what kind of player you ever were you are a "hasbeen" and you proved to over a billion people that you CANNOT hang with the bigboys anymore! HEY isnt that abuse? Someone get an attorney!
2006-07-09 21:36:28 UTC
I don't know exactly what he has been said to zidane but i'm sure that whatever he said, he probably said about zidane's personal things, maybe about zidane's religion (Islam),family, or even bad words such as F*** or etc, or something very personal.

Maybe materazzi thought that Zidane didn't understand what he said because he spoke in Italian language but who knows that zidane understand it. For me, if someone said bad thing about my religion or my family I'll do the same thing!
2006-07-10 20:54:36 UTC
Materazzi said, "you Old, and Bald" ...that's what happened. Materazzi should not do that, its so low, but Zidane should not do that too! He is a superb player, a mock will not reduce his grace!

I go for Italy since the beginning, but I also admire Zizou.

Soffertissimo! Viva Azzurra!
2006-07-10 18:42:31 UTC
Something disastrous of course! It will come out in the media soon... Zidane's going to retire...bad way to end his career... did you see the way Materazzi wrapped his arm around Zidane for like 2 seconds... ew..The headbutt was a beauty!!!
2006-07-10 11:16:52 UTC
Whatever Materazzi said to Zidane, what he did was so right. Italians do not play fair and making a racial comment is innapropriate by any means. Italians players set Zidane up and they won, not very fair and they SHOULD NOT be proud of themselves. GO ZINADINE ZIDANE
2006-07-10 05:56:00 UTC
i am so curious to know what materazzi had said to Zouzo before judging on him; because there is words which are stronger than a insulting his mom, wife, children or maybe islam.A lot of people has said that is not the way he should react no matter what is being said; In fact that is totally not true. IM NOT A FAN OF ZOUZO;BUT THE TRUTH SHOULD BE SAID.

I hope Zouzo would say what made him so upset...
2006-07-10 02:47:07 UTC
Russian news: David Trezeguet was standing near by while it happened and shared what he heard with journalists:

Zidane to Materazzi - you played with you hand, boy, used your hands

M - you're mistaken (it only seemed that way to you)

Z - that's the only way you can stop me. Just wait, we'll bit you in penalty and then you can find something better to do with your hands.

M - keep dreaming! In an hour you mother will (rood words) me, the champion!

Then Zizou hit him. Sorry for amatuer translation (first it was translated from Italian into French, then into Russian, then I translated in into English, so mistakes are possible. But the meanint is clear.)
2006-07-09 23:00:29 UTC
I think Materazzi told something about Zidane's Religion in bad position. for Zidane just his religion is more importer than wining the world cup.
Tania N g
2006-07-09 20:36:20 UTC
I guess Materazzi said: "Hey, bald head, go back to ur country!"

but that is very rude for Materazzi to say this, he is not professional by acting this way as he was trying to provoke him. Everybody has their limit, he shouldn't do this during the match as everyone was tensed, tired, and very much pressured. Anyway, Zizou is always my hero! He is a living legend!
2006-07-09 19:11:55 UTC
Europe is full of racism among football fans,Spanish examples for doubters, Zidane have been a joy to watch presently and in many many years past. Three time footballer of the year, He has won this world cup single handedly for France. Yet he is still racially abused in a game he has given so much. It is time FIFA do something about it. No matter what you think, Zidane has earned his respect among football stars young and old. He is a legend, He is the best of his generation. It is so sad that I have to watch him bow out this way due to a vice that has trailed the game in recent time. Everyday in Europe African Stars in Europe suffer this abuses due to their origin and colour. I hope Zidane uses his influence and clout to speak publicly on this issue so that others following behind will not suffer this abuses he has to suffer. We love you Zizou,
2006-07-09 17:46:03 UTC
whatever he said, it must have been a really bad insult. because Zidane wasn't even angry and he was going away from Materazzi at first, but whatever he said, made Zidan so angry and caused him to come back and attack Materazzi. I think Materazzi deserved a Red Card even more than Zidan.
2006-07-09 15:58:52 UTC
Well, the video shows that Materazzi grabbed his arm...but, Im sure he must have said something because I don't think Zidane is going to react like that for nothing...
2006-07-13 12:20:25 UTC
If Marco insulted Zidane several times as indicated against his mother and sister, Zidane acted based on his personal emotions that moment. No matter what, Zidane is a hero and I forgive him for any inapropiete conduct. I think that Marco wanted to get him mad so he would consider such behavier against him. Zidane deserves to keep his Gold Ball. I love him and wish him the best.
2006-07-09 20:02:14 UTC
I have no idea. Does he mean that Marco Materazzi insulted Zinedine Zidane?
2006-07-09 17:48:41 UTC
It's obvious that he must have insulted him in such a way..maybe he used rascist comments? who knows?..Zidane is Algerian/Arab and he is Muslim..Most of the french team are black. The italians dont even have one black guy playing for them! France had a lot to play for..especially as one of the french ministers in France had criticised the french football team for all being foreigners.. most of the french team are not native white frenchmen..I think the french team wanted to prove that even though they are not all native white frenchmen they can and are representing France and have got so far in the world cup and have played very well. Though the way Zidane reacted would make that French minister believe that foreigners playing for France is a bad idea? Who knows what happens next... people love controversy!
2006-07-18 23:57:06 UTC
zidane is truly the greatest player of his generation greater than ronaldinho or ronaldo did brazil twice single handedly led an above average team to 2 world cup finals won 1 of them why do we expect so much from him he is only human whatever materazzi said will always remain a mystery it must be some thing bad let remember zidane as a greatest football player of europe of all time he isa true patriot and a living legend
2006-07-14 11:57:36 UTC
Materazzi insulted Zidane by speaking of Zidane's mother and sister. I'm not quite sure but I heard he spoke of them as being prostitutes.
2006-07-12 04:25:09 UTC
"Materazzi was quoted by Italian news agency ANSA denying the terrorist comment: "It is absolutely not true. I didn't call him a terrorist, I don't know anything about that," Materazzi said.

An Italian lip-reader last night claimed to have deciphered the words Materazzi said to the French captain.

According to the BBC, Materazzi said, "I wish an ugly death to you and all your family," and then told Zidane to "go f--- yourself".

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Valentino Rossi
2006-07-10 03:20:02 UTC
He must have said something extremely nasty. He held Zidane and said some things, Zidane walked away and Materazzi continued his ramblings. Zidane turned round and gave him the header....
2006-07-09 22:19:03 UTC
Marco Materazzi says that france are going to lose and says that his head more power than zidane's head
2006-07-13 12:12:12 UTC
Zizou said yesterday on an interview at Canal+ that Materazzi "Insulted the women of his family" and Materazzi didn't say anything racist or something about terrorism.

Materazzi yesterday said to the most important italian sport newspaper that he never insulted Zizou's mother because his mother died when he was 15 so he never never insult anyone mothers.

it seems that Materazzi had withhold Zizou's shirt so Zizou said:"If you want it i'll give you it at the and of the game" and Materazzi said "I prefer your sister's one ... (and something else)"
2006-07-10 01:18:28 UTC
I think, he want to make zidane anger, that is, one of Italy tactic.

First, Gattuso make a Vieira injured then he make hard tackling with zidane. After that Materazzi grab the zidane chest then he talk something bad and sensitive feeling. Italy player not to play football, but played footman. (likes Gattuso).
2006-07-09 20:37:53 UTC
where was the Zidane we knew polite,smiling helping injured

players to get up.are we sure Materazzi said something so vicious as to make him so mad?c'mon,we reply to an insult by a

more picturesque one

.Zidane really acted very strangely,as if out of self control,as if

he had some cerebral shock...what a pity to leave the football planet as he did.

i am all for Italy,but somehow it left me with a bitter taste in my mouth
Arpit Roy
2006-07-14 18:26:12 UTC
In his first, highly awaited comments since the World Cup final, the France captain only partly explained what caused him to head-butt Italy's Marco Materazzi: Repeated harsh insults about his mother and sister.

But Zidane didn't go into specifics about what Materazzi said. Materazzi swears he never insulted Zidane's mother. And FIFA is still investigating.

Relaxed and soft-spoken, Zidane repeatedly apologized to fans - especially to children - in several interviews on Wednesday, three days after the abrupt, violent act prompted his sending off in extra time of the final won by Italy.

"Above all, I'm human," he said.

The 34-year-old midfielder said he didn't regret the head-butt which marked the end of his 18-year professional career.

"I tell myself that if things happened this way, it's because somewhere up there it was decided that way," he told TF1 television. "And I don't regret anything that happened, I accept it."

Zidane sidestepped questions about exactly what Materazzi said.

"I would rather have taken a punch in the jaw than have heard that," he told the Canal Plus channel, stressing that Materazzi's language was "very harsh," and that he repeated the insults several times.

Zidane and Materazzi exchanged words after Italy broke up a French attack. Seconds later, Zidane lowered his head and rammed Materazzi in the chest, knocking him to the ground.

Zidane was sent off, reducing France to 10 men. Italy went on to win in a penalty shootout while Zidane - an excellent penalty-taker - was in the locker room.

The act of aggression scarred the end of the World Cup, with many warning it would tarnish Zidane's formidable legacy. He retired after the tournament, and he said his decision was definitive.

The French star stressed he felt no regret about his outburst "because that would mean (Materazzi) was right to say all that."

"My act is not forgivable," Zidane said. "But they must also punish the true guilty party, and the guilty party is the one who provokes."

For days, sports fans around the world have been riveted by the question: What could Materazzi have said to set off Zidane in the last moments of his career? Media from Brazil to Britain hired lip readers to try to figure it out, then came up with different answers.

Materazzi has acknowledged he insulted Zidane, without giving specifics. At nearly the same moment Zidane was on TV, excerpts from an interview that Materazzi gave were posted on an Italian paper's Web site.

"I didn't say anything to him about racism, religion or politics," Materazzi told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "I didn't talk about his mother either. I lost my mother when I was 15 and even now I still get emotional talking about her."

Zidane "has always been my hero," Materazzi said. "I admire him a lot."

Despite the head-butt, journalists selected Zidane for the Golden Ball award for best player at the World Cup - though FIFA president Sepp Blatter has suggested Zidane could be stripped of the honor.

FIFA's disciplinary committee opened an inquiry on Tuesday into Zidane's behavior. His red card was not unusual: Zidane was sent off 14 times in his career at the club and international level.

Despite his temper, Zidane is better known for his sportsmanship and dancer-like style with the ball. He is a national hero to the French, and a symbol of a young, multicultural France. Born to Algerian immigrants, Zidane grew up playing on concrete in an impoverished neighborhood of Marseille.

President Jacques Chirac has had only kind words for Zidane since the match - reassuring him that France still "admires and loves him." Many in France have already pardoned Zidane. A poll published in Le Parisien newspaper on Tuesday showed 61 percent of the 802 people questioned forgave Zidane.

Former France coach Michel Hidalgo said Zidane was "touching, dignified and human" in the interviews.

"We have made him into a god, we have canonized him, but he's above all a man, and a man is fragile and breakable," he told LCI television. "He isn't Zorro, or the god of soccer."
2006-07-11 14:23:33 UTC
I heard that Materazzi called Zidane's sister a whore. When the Italian arrived in Italy he said that it was not true that he had said a racial slur to his French opponent. That he insulted him is apparent, though.
amidala s
2006-07-11 09:22:45 UTC
The truth is in Italy so much racial crisis(Muslim also), as we know Zizou is Muslim, so that f... Materazzi say something bad about Islam(also said Zizou is dirty Arabian), now is Zizou guilty? NOOO..

Materazzi should f... out from game, fined US$1million and banned for a year.....
Mahzad E
2006-07-10 17:52:08 UTC
I think just a racism dialog could make Zidane to act like that.

And I think FIFA should punish Materazzi for it
2006-07-10 09:10:05 UTC
It really doesn't even matter what he said. In my opinion, no words, no matter how degrading merits a head- bunt in the chest. He set is legacy. He was having a great tournament, a great game, he overcame an injury in the game - just to finish out his last game in the French jersey, he probably would have took and made a penalty shot. The image we saw was him walking to the locker room with his head hung in shame and that is how I will always remember him - not the way he played in the tournament and his career. His true colors were shown and he lost all my respect. Way to go Zidane! What a finish to your career!
2006-07-10 07:45:31 UTC
Materazzi equelise from France and he keep telling Zidane that "I not let you win" that make him upset after all he is a human being.
2006-07-10 04:23:28 UTC
Marco Materazzi: i repeat the words of the Saudi player.

Zinadine Zidane: For me, Football is everything, While i kicked the Saudi player in his chest, I will show you the other skill i have learned in Football.

Marco Materazzi: Its really painful... I should have learned the lesson from the saudi player.

Zinadine Zidane: Referee.... You showed a red card to me... Trust me... I saw one side of the red card and consider it is for my lost temper and to whom is the other side refers to?

Referee: To those who abuse in this world.
2006-07-10 13:57:35 UTC
Materazzi asked to Zidane "come and play with Inter with me"
2006-07-09 23:56:48 UTC
I think he said sth about Zidane religion. Because as we know he is muslim. Muslims are soooooooo sensitive on this field. Thats beyond emaginations. But I think Marco Materazzi is such an asswhole.
shermeen z
2006-07-12 05:41:54 UTC
Zidane, vice champion FIFA world cup 06, good will embassador at UNDP, among the numerous other functions he holds for humanitarian/charity causes, REacted to an ACT of provocation, authored by Materazzi.

Being French, of Arab origin, muslim confession, but above all being a citizen of the world.....he only REacted to a violent ACT of racism trigerred by Materazzi.

The Italian player, after initiating earlier physical provocations, decided to pursue his unethical and cheap behaviour with verbal provocations by accusing Zidane (of Arab origin, and muslim confession) of the "son of terrorist B*TCH".

This double insult not only treats Zidane's mother of "prostitute" (i doubt Materazzi would appreciate this insult either).....but discriminates Zidane by assimilating this good will UN embassador to men who perfom criminal acts of terror (curently in the name of Islam). I also doubt Materazzi would enjoy being assimilated to a Mussolinian Fachist/mafioso/.....just because he is Italian.

It is a CIVIL DUTY that any citizen from any origin should not initiate such insults, and above all, it is a CIVIL OBLIGATION not to accept such racial provocations, but, to report them the compliant authorities.

International laws as well as local laws have classified racist comments as illegal/ who is really at fault....who is breaching the law........and above all.......who is the REAL terrorist.....

Zidane received his punishment not only by being expelled, nut it is his conscience that is the real arm of justice as it is more severe than the red flag.

Where is Materazzi's punishment? It is not the first time he inflicts racist comments...and will certainly not be the last if FIFA and other football regulatory bodies do not take action against him and many others.

I believe it is a good lesson for both, the victims of provocators, and, for the cruel and ruthless provocators themselves (if action is taken against Materazzi).

There are enough wars in this world, enough racism allowed.....lets leave racism at the door and focus on the pure essence of sports.

As long as men like Materazzi continue spreading racism and corrupting the spirit of sports, they have no place on the football field....and certainly no positive values to share with the real citizens of this world.

Thank you,

2006-07-11 22:54:16 UTC
I dun know clearly but materazzi must be said something to zizou. we know, zidane is such a legend in football and he always controlls his manner in the court, we know him. he'll not do that if materazzi doesn't say something or even humiliate him.

that red card came for a reason,, didn't it?
2006-07-11 18:15:50 UTC
I was a strong fan of Italy. But I was wrong. The Italian team proved not to have the sportsmanship and definitely NO ETHICS. I do not care where a player comes from, or what color he is or what religion he believes in,, the Italian Team proved to be prejudice and they do not deserve to be World Cup Champion.

Zidan proved to be a man of integrity. I am changing my team to : ALLEZ LES BLUES.

Shame on you Materazzi. You are nothing but a Thug.
2006-07-11 11:37:52 UTC
Well, at first Materazzi kept and kept pulling at Zidane's shirt even when the ball wasn't near them, so Zidane says..."If you really want my shirt, I'll give it to you afterwards." Then Materazzi said something but no one knows... look at this article, it has more about it.
2006-07-10 07:48:56 UTC
the italian defenseman told Zidane that his 1st overtime header was clearly not as brilliant as the header he himself had put in the back of the net in the 19th minute. Zidane also may have heard that his failed header caused France to lose the World Cup, which the Italians were probably saying to him throughout the second overtime (when the headbutt occurred); clearly frustrated, Zidane responds.
2006-07-09 23:53:50 UTC
It really doesn't matter what was said. Zidane should have been mature enough to ignore it & not blow up like the thug he has shown himself to be.

Now, instead of being remembered as a great footballer he will be remembered as the guy who head-butted another player in the World cup final.
2006-07-15 03:47:26 UTC
Whatever he said to ZZ he was weak to react in the way he did. To play football at the highest level you need to be strong mentally as well as physically. Any mental weakness is there to be exploited by opponents. It may not be a nice part of the game, but it happens all the way through the sport right down the the sunday league park football. Some opponents will use phychological tricks to put you off your game, get you annoyed so you'll play badly or get you so wound up that you'll commit fouls. Wayne Rooney showed his weakness too against Portugal when he let his frustrations get the better of him. ZZ should have remembered the old saying 'sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me'.
2006-07-14 05:23:57 UTC
materazzi said that his mom and his sister were bitches!! i think he also said that he was a terrorist or something coz zidane is an algerian..

zizou headbutted materazzi out of anger as he loves his mother very much
deniz ?=
2006-07-13 07:50:19 UTC
If Zidane would not have reacted that way in order not to get the red card.. The world would never know the conversation between them... In such an extreme match, which was to be his last and he knew he was to be chosen the best player in this world cup.. he would stay silent and pick the awards given to him...

The way he reacted is his own concern, all I can say is that it needs courage...
2006-07-11 06:53:09 UTC
whatever Materazzi said, trash talk is part of the game. Zidane should have never acted as he did.
2006-07-11 04:32:35 UTC
no matter what Materazzi said..Zidane responded the wrong way...being a profesional and a striker means that you know how to deal with insults, critisim and pressure.

Zidane should have never reacted like that and deserved a red card.
Don’t Tread On Me
2006-07-10 12:21:30 UTC
It is alleged by a French anti-racism group, SOS Racism, that Materazzi called Zidane a ‘dirty terrorist’ but Materazzi vehemently denies it.
2006-07-10 08:09:11 UTC
Materazzi didn't need to say anything. Lippi marked Zidane so well that he didn't get a chance to move. So he lost his temper in this vital match.
Viki F
2006-07-10 07:54:11 UTC
i guess only zidane and materazzi will ever know the truth to that question...but the point is whatever was said ...zidane let his knowm temper get the best of him..he is known to lose his temper and be thrpwn out of games..and whats sad is that with his talent he should have been remebred for his skill and not his head butting ability...
alia m
2006-07-10 03:24:59 UTC
im sure materazzi said sumthn 2 zidane coz every1 knows he has a bad temper these italians had planned out to say sumthn 2 him sa dat zidane hits back and gets a red card these italians i tel u r loserz but on de oter hand zidane shud hav controlld his anger and tot of his team b4 doin anythn
2006-07-09 23:25:29 UTC
Everybody can insult ppl in football, everybody does, and not for that u r gonna hit sum1 even when he's talking bout ur mom or religion, u can hit him later. Btw, fighting for religion is the stupidest thing i've ever seen.

Maybe Materazzi said: MSN is better than Yahoo hahahahahaha
2006-07-09 21:09:19 UTC
M. Materazzi could have told Z. Zidane that they (France) are only good in penalty kick.
Sujatha N
2006-07-09 20:57:29 UTC
Whatever it was, it only proves one thing. Players with the character of gentlemen should not be punished on their actions alone.. there has to be a mechanism to see what had actually gone so wrong. I respect Zidane as a mature player and am sure it has to be something really abusive or strong.
2014-05-03 18:25:40 UTC
Despite the head-butt, journalists selected Zidane for the Golden Ball award for best player at the World Cup - though FIFA president Sepp Blatter has suggested Zidane could be stripped of the honor.
Nico S
2006-07-09 19:02:53 UTC
Does it really matter?.........Zidane has a history of bad temperment..........Playing for Juventus five years ago, Zidane butted Jochen Kientz of Hamburger SV in a Champions League match, also earning a red card.

Eight years ago, Zidane was red-carded for stomping on an opponent while playing Saudi Arabia. At this World Cup he collected two yellow cards and was suspended for France's third group match against Togo.

When Totti spit in that players face..........what do you think that opposing player said............I love you?..........give me a break.....there is and there will never be an excuse for what he did.........shameless he can retire in shame!!!!!!!!
Sean k
2006-07-12 04:06:27 UTC
marco materazzi said to Zinidine Zidane muslims are terorist
2006-07-11 16:42:35 UTC
I don't know what Marco said to Zidane and it was an unfortunate incident all together. I still love Zidane and I think the world of him, and he must have been reasonably provoked to do what he did.
Kim C
2006-07-10 14:34:07 UTC
It doesn't really matter what was said, retaliation is a red cardable offense. As are all flagrant fouls, such as the head butt. Zedane has a history of letting his temper get the best of him. He has shown a propensity to be violent towards other players showing a blatent disregard for his team and his country. I am glad to know he has announced his retirement. Since FIFA will be unable to suspend him from any matches, he should be fined heavily. Rumors are circulating that he may join a MSL team in the US, I would hope that his lack of respect for his team and teammates would prohibit any teams from signing him.
2006-07-10 04:08:50 UTC
let the fifa investigate this matter. I don't like people clash each other. We all same human being with flesh and blood and it up to us to practice our faith. I do think this materazzi insulting Zizou with racial and religioun matter that really hurts Zizou badly. Don' t punished only one side, pls FIFA investigate this matter as I don't like we played football with hateness...

Materazzi should be question more and deserve to be punished accordingly.

Zizou seem to be unprofessional ut something hurt that really out of his mind.

Again, pls FIFA investigate this matter.
2006-07-10 02:12:45 UTC
It looked like the conversation was short n some words exchanged. i think marco asked Zidane to F*** off. But it was really an unsporting gesture by Zidane
2006-07-10 01:59:20 UTC
i think materazzi said a bad wards to zidane..and i think zidane did the right act..materazzi deserve more than that..because he knew that france better than them so he start to say bad things..yes zidane you were the best
2006-07-09 20:50:34 UTC
Marco materazzi told zinedine Zidane that,

Hey dear you are an old man and you cannot fight with me, and I know your team will lose 2night now its time for you to take rest you cant play anymore........old man.
2006-07-09 20:06:06 UTC
Doesn't matter what he said.

If he headed the ball minutes earlier the way he headed Materazzi he would've scored and all the questions will be about how France won the Cup.
Linda L
2006-07-09 17:28:05 UTC
in the replay it shows Materazzi with his arm around his neck and across his chest with his hand close to the injured shoulder; clearly holding him if not trying to further damage him. Was he the same player who pulled his left shoulder back earlier?

I don't have a clear answer, but it seemed to be more what was done than what was said. I do agree and wish that Zindane would have kept his composure.
2006-07-09 17:20:08 UTC's Jamie Trecker reports that French players told French media members that Materazzi used a racial slur which prompted the headbutt.
2006-07-16 05:33:11 UTC
Well, I watched from TV and the news said that Marco teased Zidane's mom n sister..!! I had to confess if I were Zidane maybe I'll do the same thing..!!
2006-07-13 08:18:30 UTC
The news stated that Materazzi bad mouthed Zidane's mother and sister, and obviesly he didn't take it very well.
mumbi n
2006-07-11 02:47:27 UTC
Must have said something terrible coz Zizou is generally a composed man. Shame on u Materrazi..Grow up!!! hurray to Zidane, i would have done the same thing.
2006-07-09 19:28:22 UTC
Well its not as simple as that, Zidane first of all said to Materazzi "you are getting fat" to which Materazzi replied.

That is because every time I fu*k your wife she gives me a biscuit.

Then it all went off and Zidane butted him.
2006-07-09 18:43:00 UTC
It doesn't matter what Marco said. This, next to the '98 cup was the biggest game of Zinedine career. He should have not reacted the way he did. He is the Captain of French team, you do not set an example to your teammates by being red carded in the biggest game of your life. No matter what was said to him.
2006-07-09 16:03:03 UTC
I Speak Italian and I sort of read Materazzi lips ,he said to Zidane to F... off.
2006-07-11 00:57:56 UTC
according to an italian lipreader, materazzi said something like zidane's family are all gonna die...coincidentally zizou's mother has a serious sickness.
2006-07-10 13:48:51 UTC
I'm actually an italian supporter but the incident really pist me off.It's their dirty tactic to kick zidane out of the field since he's the only big hurdle left.Doesn't matter what that idiot Materrazi said to him but i'm sure it's sthg really bad since zidane never feel sorry for what he did.He deserved to get the header on his chest..It's them with their dirty tactics..what a shame!!They won the world cup but it's not a true victory which i dont think they should be proud of it.
2006-07-10 04:16:00 UTC
Its really difficult say what might have caused such an unfriendly act from Zizou wheras all players adhere to Fifa policy of' Fair play' and 'Say NO To Racism' a kin look on the act seems to me ,an act of revenge, racism or maybe Marco M obstructed him but something really nerved him but in all, it was unfair.
2006-07-09 17:11:47 UTC
Materazzi said

" Malouda was clearly diving and France didn't deserve the penalty kick. Btw, it was a plot for us Italians to let u have the first goal cause we've got Andrea Pirlo to deliver us a good cross. And it was planned so I can score the equaliser. Oh did i forget to tell u that ur kick was a lousy penalty... "
2006-07-11 16:29:08 UTC
there are 2 things that they say are possible... is it either/or or is it either/or/something else? i dont know... some people say he called him a dirty terrorist and a lip reader said he said his sister was a prostitute... also some people say he didnt say sister it was mother... personally i dont think he sai non of those things. I beleive it had something to do with the game and remember materazzi is the one who "hurt" zizou's shoulder. so maybe they were goin at it the whole match? i do not know
2006-07-16 15:03:04 UTC
According to Zidane, Materazzi insulted his mother and sister repeatedly, but Materazzi denies that. So, we may never know.
2006-07-13 15:04:11 UTC
Well the american program "inside edision" brought a Italian lip reader and told him to read what Marco said. Then they brought another 2 lip readers to see if the lip reader said the truth and found out that Marco said," your mother is a terrorist whore." and zidane just found out before the game that his mother was ill.

And its is said that Marco was going to be forbidden to play as a national player and to play in a club forever because of his actions.
2006-07-10 23:06:28 UTC
"It is absolutely not true, I didn't call him a terrorist, I don't know anything about that," the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Materazzi as saying when he arrived with his team at an Italian military airfield.

Zidane's agent, Alain Migliaccio, was quoted by the BBC as saying the France captain told him the Italian "said something very serious to him, but he wouldn't tell me what."
italians give the best advice
2006-07-10 22:48:55 UTC
He should have said, "kiss my italian a**"

It doesn't matter what he said. Trash talking is in all sports. It happens, you brush it off and play the game. If Zidane was the "legend" the media is making him out to be, he wouldn't have cared if it was racial or about his momma. He is pathetic and shoudl not have the Golden ball. I am waiting for FIFA to take it back from him. He doesn't deserve it.
2006-07-10 12:04:14 UTC
I am pretty much sure it was something racist. Zidane would not go nuts over the f... word or anything like that. They are just used to it. And plus Italians are a little racists, I am sorry.
2006-07-10 09:39:51 UTC
Well, I finally got my cousin to talk to Makalele and he said that Materazzi called Zidane "the captain of a black team"
2006-07-10 03:28:20 UTC
i don`t know but there is many options maybe he insulted Islam and zindane be so angry or he insulted Arabian people and as you know he is an Arab and Muslim or he said something about his wife and mother and i think materazzi deserve what zidane do to him and materazzi deserve the red cart too
2006-07-10 01:05:37 UTC
Shame on Italy !!

The land of Thieves !!

All the people of the world know Italians as great thieves,

I myself never expect to see or hear anything true from them and

always keep my bag firm when I'm near to them!!

Italians as ever are conjuror and tricky , as in other aspects in their lives,they always play tricks!! , I'm sure Marco Materazzi' words ,were just to make Zeidane's out of temper and to take him out.

With Zeidane they could do nothing.

Shame on Italy, Shame on its team to win in such a DIRTY way.

and in such a poor way, they shouldn't be happy cause they have showed to the world how tricky they are.

Shame on them.
2006-07-09 23:53:45 UTC
Materazzi: "remember the contract.. hurry!! there's only 10 min left"

Zidane: "Alright.. but it's gonna hurt a lot"

Materazzi: "Oh who the heck cares.. will you hurry?"

Zidane: "lol.. alright then, here i come"


ref: *blew the whistle.. and showed the red card.
2006-07-17 04:31:07 UTC
well, firstly i can say that people say that they heard him say that he's a muslim and that the only reason why he headbutted Materazzi is because Materazzi said something along the lines of:

I am Materazzi and you were born from a terrorist h0re and so has your siter.

Apparently his mother had been taken into hospital, seriously ill the day before.

Happy now!!??
2006-07-11 09:55:07 UTC
2006-07-10 10:51:34 UTC
well obviously i wasn't there but would guess that would be some sort of racist remark seeing how Zidane is Algerian. Just a thought
2006-07-10 04:08:49 UTC
Materazzi says to Zidane that he was a bastard.( which means that he wasn't suppose to defend french colors instead of algeria's ones).
2006-07-09 20:59:31 UTC
Definitely a RACIAL SLURR, since Marco Materazzi is a known FAIR PLAY cheap shot, it must have been RACIAL SLURR.

Hope he'll have the sweetest dreams for the rest of his life for the World Cup.
2016-12-08 22:42:06 UTC
Materazzi: a good defender, became between the justifications Italy won the worldcup. Zidane: between the main proficient gamers of all time. Helped his team win the worldcup & Euro 2000. a real legend of direction i might %. Zizou.
2006-07-11 14:04:30 UTC
It is not yet officially known. Base on MSN news, infomation gatthered indicated that he said "dirty terrorist" or something racist to Zidane just after Zidane shaked off his grabes. If this is true, I salute to Zidane, b cause I fight at all costs against racism.
Chris R
2006-07-10 07:43:32 UTC
We may never know the answer to this question. The bottom line is when your the Captain and arguably one of the best players in the last 20 years you absolutely can NOT lose your composer the way Z did. It was a classless act and a sad ending to his career.
2006-07-10 07:10:23 UTC
Materazzi told him in Italian, which Zidane speaks, that he fucked his daughter and his wife was next
2006-07-09 18:49:07 UTC
I wish I knew what would make Zidane react that way, after he had been such a courageous player. He was hurt, obviously, and exhausted. It was very sad to see such a gifted player make such a terrible mistake. My sister said to me, "He reacted like an injured animal..." It is a tough game (tougher than American Football, that's for sure!) Vive la France! Viva Italia! Vive la Monde!
2006-07-11 12:03:55 UTC
Who actually cares.Watching paint dry has more action to it than this so called.."GAME".Can you imagine the stanley cup decided by a shootout?Can you imagine the NBA final decided by a game of 21 at the free throw line.Can you imagine the world series decided on a home run hitting contest if tied at the end of regular time?What an absolute farce,And the injuries...HAHHAHAHAHA,i can put together a team of neibourhood girls under 10 that could take more puishment than these so called.."ATHLETES"...HAHAHAHAHAHA (WHAT A FARCE)
Elen M
2006-07-10 20:13:18 UTC
Probably Marco cursed him,but it did not mean that he could react like that.Anyway he had bad past in his life and punished now.In 1998 he stepped to the foot of the player from Saudi Arabia,who got injured afterwards,and missed 2 matches.

I've never thought that Zizou is one of the best soccer players///////
2006-07-13 18:07:42 UTC
This 2006 World Cup really like a soap opera, ugly history! Zidane or Materrazi shouldn't acts like that, it's a dirty game! They ruin their team mates hard work, now everyone just remember their head-butting moment only. <_<
Nura Z
2006-07-11 01:55:57 UTC
Something rude about his family thats what ive read.And i dun blame Zidane for reacting that way cause if i were him ill react the same way to someone who had criticize my the person i love most and have ben there for me when i need them..

Much respect for Zidane!
2006-07-10 22:59:27 UTC
Materazzi made him a terrorist, regarding his algerian(muslim) origin!!!

Understandable reaction from ZZ!

Anyway, Brazil is the unofficial winner of this Worldcup...
Maria M
2006-07-09 19:41:11 UTC
Materazzi asked... where is the so called magic that u have Zidane ha ha ha...
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2006-07-09 15:59:03 UTC
no one can know except zidane and materazzi and he must have called zidane some bad name that made him take such an action.
Robert H
2006-07-10 05:11:01 UTC
It doesn't matter! I don't believe anything that could be said is justified in prompting such an act of violence. Zidane's act was completely shameful. He brought shame to himself, to his team, to his country. And, by showing what hypocrites FIFA officials are by awarding the Golden Ball award to him after promoting fair play throughout this tournament, he has brought shame to them as well!
2006-07-10 08:32:59 UTC
It is unfinished business you finished lastly you did it because etos tear,hennery,makalele,roger milla,george wiha……

Racism is going stop like this.

Now some one is gonna try mother**** mouth it is gonna be BUTT

World cup is you will get it next time but racism is gona stop now!!!!


Materazzi you try to open your mouth in my hood is gona be a bullet on you chest not butt

fashist mothrer fuker mosoloni dick head
2006-07-10 03:37:06 UTC
as on my thought, it's all about racism. i think, materazzi called him as moslem, terrorist or something like that. it's impossible such a big senior player as zizou has gone mad, untill he sent off by some red card. just as remember few years ago, beckham do like exactly what zizou does. beckham spilt up to other player as he said that was a beckham mother is a b***h....
elly nazy 20006
2006-07-10 01:28:41 UTC
zidane is a gerat player and materazzi would have told him somethin shamefull that he acted in that way i think he has told him something bad about zidane religion
2006-07-09 19:05:24 UTC
i really dont no but whatever he said made zidane angry so he reacted like that after all zidane is a seniour player and he knew what he was doing.well it wasnt a good way to end such a amazing career like that.i hope we no what he said to zidane =] and after all ...Zidane is my fav player, and!!!Zidane rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will miss u Zidane|hope you can still play for atleast the Euro cup or for real madrid!
2006-07-10 02:44:34 UTC
i'm sure materazzi told smth very insulting...probably about his religion and origins...

besides,marco said a lot of things,zizu asked smth(probably said that he better excuse) and materazzi just smiled....that's why Zidan hitted him....

..Zizu didn't seem to regret on what he had looked like he had no choice...that means it was smth he just couldn't accept...
2006-07-11 00:42:15 UTC
"I bet you don't have the balls to head-butt me!"

And he did, great balls!

I guess that's why the gave him the Golden Ball, 'cause he literally earned it.

Otherwise, it behooves me how the almighty FIFA would bestowed such an honor after such obvious disrespect for fair-play after FIFA so much touted how they would condone no-more such acts of violence.

As a side-note:

My kid could have no idea what was said - and as far as I'm concerned he never will. But how do I explain my kid why he saw what he saw, and then why was this man (who behaved so bad in his eyes) awarded such honor? I wish FIFA in their all mighty wisdom could explain him that, because I sure do not know how.
Michael L
2006-07-10 14:48:49 UTC
No.....Zizou was born in Algeria....but his parents moved to Marsailles when he was very small.....that's probably where he got his temper from!!!! However, as an experienced professional, and one who has been punished for acts before, he really should have kept his cool with THE WORLD CUP ON THE LINE!!!!!!!!
Donny Knoxville
2006-07-09 22:05:30 UTC
Marco said about Zidane's head.

Marco: Oh monsieur Zidane, i can hear what's your flea say to me?

Zidane: oh here, listen what he talks carefully?

-----the accident-----

Zidane: oopsss he had a bad mood today, sorry Marco. Maybe you can call him after this match.
2006-07-10 11:19:07 UTC
Bell, if u don't like socccer just stay away from it leave it to those who do. Don't insult other's choices for choices are a reflection of their knowledge and understanding. Remember, life is not your personal inheritance;it is for everyone to enjoy according to repective liking. There must be a little of everything to make a world. If you snoop around to, instead of learning, but to insult what you don't like and can't change to your own liking, that shows how ego centered you are.
danny d
2006-07-09 16:58:57 UTC
i dont know but zidane was a national heroe and an amazing player so he must have been pushed to it by that italian

all hail zidane the greatest player of our generation
2006-07-10 14:54:31 UTC



2006-07-09 17:47:51 UTC
"Yo Mr. Clean...." Materazzi

"WTF, go eat spaghetti" *headbutt* Zidane

*whistles* "Red Card" Referee

Italy wins PK!!!!!
2014-05-24 18:39:14 UTC
The act of aggression scarred the end of the World Cup, with many warning it would tarnish Zidane's formidable legacy. He retired after the tournament, and he said his decision was definitive.
2006-07-20 16:52:35 UTC
According to ZZ on French TV (Canal Plus) & now after the FIFA hearing it was repeated insults about his mother & sister - nothing racial.

Materazzi denied saying anything racial, political, religious beliefs or about Zizou's mother. He says its a throwaway comment said many times on the pitch all the time.

Mandarin Chicken
2006-07-14 17:57:59 UTC
Materazzi told Zizou that his Parents were Terrorist because he is Arab and he got Mad >_<
2006-07-10 19:11:50 UTC
I think this is a Frame-up of Italy. And Zidane is the victim.
2006-07-10 17:14:06 UTC
He'd probably said "You'll never get past Buffon" ...

and that coupled with the previous failed header trigger the maddness that we saw before in Zidane.
2006-07-09 21:27:12 UTC
he told him that they were not going to beat them like France beat brasil. no fouls and no more penalties. I read Materazzi's lips.

By the way, where is next world cup to play?
2006-07-09 16:42:35 UTC
well we r all human and nowadays it seams we should take all kinds of crap from our fellow humans. people have the instinct and right to fight back when attacked verbally physically or mentally. if i as a woman was walking down the street or washing the dishes in my own home and i was abused in some way i would attack in a way i saw fit at that particular time whatever he said has to be warranted you cant say offensive things and expect to get away from it. us soldiers have marched into a house in Iraq raped a child and murdered her and her family whilst they destroyed her country what colour card shall the west get? shall we talk about that?
Anna S
2006-07-22 12:18:32 UTC
He called him a "dirty terroist" because he is part Algerian. His parents were born in Algeria and they immigrated to France which is where Zizou was born. Materazzi also insulted Zizou's mother and sister.
O. O
2006-07-10 07:54:05 UTC
Has anyone thought of asking Zidane that question?
khadija b
2006-07-10 00:32:23 UTC
He did say intentionally bad word or more than that like personally bad thing to Zidane so that incensed him so much.
2006-07-09 16:55:02 UTC
i could careless what he said im just happy Zidane and France got some enjoyment out of this world cup
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2006-07-09 23:18:08 UTC
it's easy now to glorify italy because they emerged winners last night but i thought it was france who dominated and made the game exciting. the much touted italians could barely hang on to the ball !!! like most of you i was horrified and dismayed when zizou got red-carded but my respect for him remains. indeed it was a racial slur that prompted his actions i think he should speak out against it now that he's retired and can devote some attention to this unspeakable evil in football.
2006-07-14 08:39:35 UTC
i heard that materazzi abused zidane's mother& sister
birgitte f
2006-07-12 04:17:41 UTC
Marco Materazzi told Zinedine Zinedane , that his sister was a prostitute ( she actually is that... ) , and he had nothing to do in France. he sucked in football so he better just leave , and cut his career.

this is quiet funny.. cuz this was Zinedanes last game.. so.. Marco , you just **** at your leg. ;)

So **** Marco , hail Zinedane ;)
2006-07-10 17:57:34 UTC
I believe that he called Zidane a terrorist and told him to play for his own team
2006-07-10 10:27:34 UTC
It doesn't matter. Zindane acted in a completely immature way, and deserved the red card. A terrible ending to a wonderful career.
2006-07-09 22:49:47 UTC
When I saw the video i thought there was a quarrel between them but after seeing the footage again i think what happened was that after matterazi grabbed zedane i think zedane questioned him but it looked like matterazi was just ignoring him, so zedane got frustrated and drove his head into his chest. But that was totally uncalled for but the impact was great though.
2006-07-09 16:49:57 UTC
Materazzi said:

Go to hell Zidane..!

Forza Italia!
Peace A
2006-07-12 09:51:22 UTC
Materazzi told Zidane that he was a TERRORIST
2006-07-11 01:31:46 UTC
Materazzi said ' hey zizu. .. at least my goal was a real goal.. and not a gift that was bought off the referee '
2006-07-10 11:28:55 UTC
To me he said something very rude and ofensive and he did it purposely because he knew what was at stake for the Italians. FIFA should charge players for harrassing each other, i thought he deserved more than a head butt.
2006-07-10 06:32:15 UTC
I believe it wasn't what he said...but rather it was the 2 arm hold he had on Zidane that provoked the head butt.
Taner Redondo
2006-07-10 05:14:49 UTC
i think materazzi swear to zidane
anonymous =]
2006-07-09 15:57:31 UTC
No idea, I had the same question in a way too.

But people replied to me that he insulted Zidane badly =//
2006-07-23 07:05:00 UTC
materazzi insulted zidanes mother and sitster and he swore to god not to apoligize and every insult he said he repeeted it 3 times each
2006-07-12 16:39:25 UTC
First he said that Zidane was a dirty terrorist and then he called Zidane's sister a prostitute. That was what ticked him to do that
2006-07-11 15:57:02 UTC
Press said that after walking away, marco insulted Zinade, calling him "dirty terrorist".

I would believe it because players, especially from Itlay, have been trying to get under Zinade's skin.

Some have worked, but this one was just unjust.
2006-07-10 06:59:03 UTC
Materazzi: "RAMedine RAMdane"
paulie gatoe
2006-07-10 02:07:57 UTC
marco told zidane '******* old man get out of my way"ciao to marco 4 a nice job
2006-07-09 16:09:28 UTC
He said:

"Hey Zidane, with that strange shaped head you look like a Bull"
2006-07-18 17:11:44 UTC
i heard that materazzi told zidane that he played like an american.

haha just kidding.

i dont really know...
Child of the World
2006-07-12 08:29:29 UTC
We all know that these italians are mafioso and racist...

There is no justice in this FIFA...

They should also question Materazzi and sanction him co z he is racist...
2006-07-10 03:06:14 UTC
its non of our business right? its their own problem. yet zidane's reaction was too much for what ever materazzi said.does any one agree?
sweety pie
2006-07-10 01:33:42 UTC
I am maltese i am still celebrating with the italian's victory.I wish i was at ITALY.tHEY DESERVED IT!!




Ruben N
2006-07-09 21:05:14 UTC
(materatzzi grabs zidane's shirt)

zidande:ewwwwww germs...what was that for!?!?

Materazzi:srry but i want to win the world cup

zidane: enough! ur not invited to my tea party tonight!

materatzzi:thats it! im telling ur mum!

zidane:U started it

materatzzi: liar liar pants on fire!

zidande:thats it sugar ur going down!

(zidane charges on materatzzi like a bull) (OMG)

red card: ur doomed zidane

zidane:live me alone!
Blood Cookie
2006-07-09 19:57:02 UTC
Materazzi: Zizou, guess who banged your wife last night?

Zizou: *headbutts*
2006-07-09 17:37:40 UTC
It really doesn't matter. Zidane acted inappropriately. He's a professional and should know better.

Anyway the better team won...Viva Italia!
2006-07-11 09:19:45 UTC
all hail zidane!!!!!! no matter what zidane you're the best!!!!!!! that matterazzi did scold zidane for something connected to islam...... he said something about terorism.......i really wish for something worst happened to matterazzi.........that italy really have stolen a world cup champion by an unfair way........go to hell matterazzi.......!!!!!!!! he deserve to get a trophy of an A.S.S.H.O.L.E football player who came from italy....

he was too scared to lose so he scold zidane....UNFAIR!!! that worldcup final should be held once again.............!!!!!!!!
2006-07-10 02:36:19 UTC
Doesn't matter what he said...Zidane is "THE IDIOT"!!

He destroyed his perfect career in few seconds...

I admired Zidane since yesterday, now he's only one of them...
2006-07-11 08:40:57 UTC
Materazzi knows that Zidane is g*y therefore he has told him that Sblatter, the mer*a d'uomo, him ago the horns SBLATTERS FAI SCHIFO VERGOGNA!!!!!!!French pride fu*k L,ABBIAMO VINTA NOIIIII LA COPPA M*RD****E****!!!!!!
2006-07-19 12:06:08 UTC
zinedine zidane's mother was in the hospital and he called his mom a terrorist bich and his sister gahba
2014-05-23 18:37:17 UTC
Everybody has their limit, he shouldn't do this during the match as everyone was tensed, tired, and very much pressured. Anyway, Zizou is always my hero! He is a living legend!
Jane P
2006-07-09 16:45:56 UTC
He said: "Hey, boy! Did you wash your hands? No? So don't touch me!" My respect to Zidane! He was the best!
2006-07-17 18:28:19 UTC
materazzi called zidane a son of a terrorist whore and called his sister a prostitute.
2006-07-15 17:30:08 UTC
Materazzi said something about his mom and sister tht made him go crazy and headbutt him.
2006-07-13 11:54:54 UTC
im in europe right now, nad its all over the news that he called him a terrorsit thats what zidan said
2006-07-09 17:25:16 UTC
Something about his mama no doubt! Or maybe he looks like an emu with that beak! But a true star would have kept their composure.
2006-07-10 09:12:00 UTC
2006-07-09 16:14:20 UTC
Materazzi...."So Zinedan, do you mind if I go to bed with Barthez tonight, and you can sleep with Del Pierro instead"
2006-07-20 18:04:30 UTC
marco said something about his family that i hope they are condemed to hell. or something like dat. but i kno for sure that he said somthing about his family. but thank god he did, cuz zidane is out and italy won. forza azuurri. ciao
sudip m
2006-07-10 12:57:12 UTC
jatha maka chut.....randi ko bann...i guess thts what marco materazzi told old zidane
Abhigyan S
2006-07-09 23:20:41 UTC
i guess in my books it will be "dude your headers are not strong enough to beat buffon"

the awesome save made by buffon from the Zidane header totally frustrated him..and i guess he was trying to make a point about how strong is his header.. hahah
Jose Feliciano
2006-07-14 04:34:00 UTC
Hey Zidane ::

you dont have hair on your head!!

Atleast do you have hair around your Co*K???

then zidane got angry and headbutt him!!!

Thank god he did not have hair on his head...

Had he did not have hair around his co*k then he woud have but with his co*K..

Have a great day!
2006-07-11 06:53:34 UTC
i think it was because marco was saying bad things about zidane's religion... thats why zidane got angry... and hit marco on his chest.
2006-07-19 15:09:32 UTC
he called zidane a son of a terriost whore and he wishes zidane's mother an ugly death.
marde a
2006-07-22 23:07:02 UTC
ماترازی به خواهر و مادر او فوش های بد داد
2006-07-10 01:26:19 UTC
He must have talked to him for 90 mn like that. **** Italy anyways. They were lucky on PK.
2006-07-10 11:40:43 UTC
materazii is the very spoony. i think he insult to religious opinions of zidan.
eli lilie
2006-07-11 05:02:06 UTC
do you know what did he say? he said "hey guy you are playing as bad as ALI DAIE so why?" and zidane got very very angry
2006-07-09 16:07:26 UTC
I dunno what he said but i think...Well Zidane understands Italian B-cause he played 4 an Italian club ( Juventus ) so he probably cussed or disrespected him and Zidane went crazy and headbutted him...
2006-07-10 03:00:33 UTC
i think he told zizou tat u r aged and dont hv strength to score a header...tats why zizou replied like that
2006-07-09 21:47:12 UTC
i dont know,but i know matterazzi,s play isnt fairplay.

i think zizous reaction is the best,

we never forget ZINEDIN ZIDANE.

2006-07-16 09:39:34 UTC
of cours marco say smthing ,make zz hit marco,and marco stobid vere mush
2006-07-21 21:43:52 UTC
he said that zidane was a son of a terrorist $lut
2006-07-12 09:53:00 UTC
He called zidane a terrorist and his sis' and mom a whore which means prostitute.
2006-07-11 11:24:28 UTC
No one knows for sure but the players themselves. I doubt we will ever know, only speculation. I'm betting both will keep it mum.
2006-07-11 02:02:57 UTC
he said that Zidane was a dirty terrarist
Mike and Marie P
2006-07-09 21:17:26 UTC
French cuisine sucks!
2006-07-10 16:46:20 UTC
materazzi must be say something fasicsm, i'm sure.
michael l
2006-07-10 00:15:31 UTC
"you are an old man in this game, besides you are an African." said Marco as Zii started to jog away from him
2006-07-10 02:33:51 UTC
no idea but all the answers above were hilarious!


zidane is my hero

2006-07-09 23:46:49 UTC
i Honestly dont care what he said to zidane but let me tell you..that was one hell have a head butt...
2006-07-19 16:32:27 UTC
In the midst of this wealth of random answers, what was actualy said was that he called his Mum a terrorist whore.
2006-07-09 16:19:53 UTC
if anyone talked about my mother, and i don't care where it is, i would have done the same or worse. he'd a been out too with no more substitutions for italy.
2006-07-10 06:30:03 UTC
He said Zinidine was a black monkey and that he is an African and not from France.He has just naturalized.Zinidine is totally right
2006-07-10 14:56:34 UTC
i am not sure but i heard that someone said that M.M insulted Zizous soccer playing.
2006-07-10 04:51:26 UTC
" Hey Baldie..!! " Thats what i think..He should'nt insult a player that's gonna retired..'Respect Him'..

What a shame World Cup 'winner'...
2006-07-10 02:49:30 UTC
Old man
spain and england bye sven
2006-07-09 20:42:01 UTC
zidane your a shiite
2006-07-12 10:33:01 UTC
apparently zz is going on canal+ tv chanel in france at 7pm uk time tonight (wednesday) where he is apparently going to tell it from his point of view.
2006-07-09 19:23:42 UTC
Materazzi said: "Your nipple is bigger than your wife"
2014-06-11 05:30:41 UTC
France lost - fair and square penalty shoot out
snooky me!
2006-07-09 16:11:30 UTC
doesnt matter what he said .. the bloke gets paid thousands of pounds a game ... he should have showed some restraint.. he acted like an animal ... well at the end of the day ... the best team won !!

2006-07-12 14:00:52 UTC
i was told dat e dat italian bloke sed dat ure a son of a teroist and dat ur mums a whore!
2006-07-13 08:47:29 UTC
He said, according to a lip reader on ESPN:

I wish you and your family an ugly death...

Go f*** yourself...
2006-07-20 18:20:35 UTC
I don't know, but I am guessing it was the world's greatest "Yo mama" joke.
2006-07-13 12:29:01 UTC
No one knows exactly but we think he called terrrorist because of he's background.
Andrew O
2006-07-13 07:50:14 UTC
He called him a terrorist because he is Arab (he is Algerian)
2006-07-11 22:51:18 UTC
I can't tell you openly but key words are Italy-Mafia-Bookie-France-Must-Lost-SentOff-RedCard. Go figure!
reza f
2006-07-10 01:11:54 UTC
he said a bad word for zizu and eslam
2006-07-09 16:37:49 UTC
He said, "Hey Zindane, if I shaved my head I would look sooo much better than you..."
Christian C
2006-07-10 05:48:55 UTC
he said something about his mother for sure, i don't think anything else could get a man that mad
Hoang Vo
2006-07-09 21:16:29 UTC
You are too old to play
arezoo -
2006-07-11 07:55:25 UTC
it is said that materazzi said : terrorist
2006-07-10 13:01:42 UTC
all i know is that the words "dirty arab terrorist" were used..and might have been preceded by a "go back to where you came from"
2006-07-10 00:35:13 UTC
Go home maghrebian
hajar n
2006-07-10 11:27:57 UTC
He said that he is a hatchet man.
Karen M
2006-07-10 07:54:48 UTC
anything that mazeratti could tell him is it to bad to react in that wild way
2006-07-10 11:20:53 UTC
It must have been very insulting. no one would just snap for no reason.
2006-07-09 19:15:27 UTC
i think its cuz the italian player held his arm...

do they speak the same language?
2006-07-09 21:04:45 UTC
they cant even speak the same language.. how much could he have said to upset him??.. i guess we'll never know.. maybe its better if we dont..
2006-07-10 17:28:54 UTC
2006-07-10 08:31:23 UTC
2006-07-14 04:53:26 UTC
he had said somthing bad about his mother and dad
2006-07-14 06:14:50 UTC
he said his mother was a terrorist whore and a bit more i think not nice
2006-07-12 08:15:10 UTC
only God knows as well as those two that were involved
2006-07-09 15:58:38 UTC
No one knows.But now it really doesn't matter although I want to know too.
2006-07-09 20:05:10 UTC
i think he said " Yo momma so bold she makes you look hairy"
2006-07-09 16:12:26 UTC
i dunt know but it was an amazing header
dan y
2006-07-14 09:42:32 UTC
he called his sister and mu a something terroist whore
standstill 22
2006-07-12 19:56:25 UTC
hey grandpa, could you move...i almost tripped over your cane back there.
michael j
2006-07-12 03:45:27 UTC
you head d ball so good it almost vanished your hair zizou!!!!!!
2006-07-14 21:45:50 UTC
No idea , we must wait and see .
2006-07-13 13:05:56 UTC
bastardo cornuto
2006-07-10 04:21:55 UTC
i think he insult islam & the prophet
2006-07-10 12:13:33 UTC
sara l
2006-07-10 11:10:22 UTC
i think you better hang it up old man
2006-07-10 07:38:07 UTC
ur afraid of ur reputation so u cant do anything to me. not even touch me....arsehole!!
2006-07-10 06:44:17 UTC
You are going to loose today ...
2006-07-09 17:42:25 UTC
He siad: hey Oldman ! where is your hair ?
2006-07-10 11:45:51 UTC
dirrty arab/dirrty terrorist/f-ing arab

something lik that...that was cold

and not called for
Seyyed Amirreza M
2006-07-10 04:38:18 UTC
i think he said somthing bad about "Mohammad" to him.

or maybe he said "terrorist" to him
2014-04-05 20:55:45 UTC
2006-07-09 22:09:39 UTC
i think he said something about his mama
mike c
2006-07-09 16:18:42 UTC
he said that youre a diver and your life and career has been bullshit.
2006-07-09 16:04:51 UTC
think he said youve got some fluff on your head, would you like to wipe it on my shirt!

Or Oh your french, I thought you were English!
2006-07-11 14:47:02 UTC
i think he said that he smell bad.
2006-07-11 14:03:59 UTC
Ihave no idea.
2006-07-10 07:08:00 UTC
Your ancestors are arabian!!!
2006-07-10 05:54:15 UTC
He said : "Look at yourself, you're bald".
Farah S
2006-07-12 14:21:22 UTC
as i heard he told him that his mother and his sister r bitches.
2006-07-09 21:04:22 UTC
he said that his mother is a fat ugly skanky whore (figuratively speakiing).
2006-07-09 20:59:41 UTC
nice haircut!
2006-07-19 12:09:04 UTC
I have no idea
2006-07-13 07:12:42 UTC
You're bald and my dinky is bigger than yours???
2006-07-10 02:09:19 UTC
he said: u a dirty french,,, get lost.
2006-07-17 03:13:38 UTC
he called him belgian
2006-07-11 23:35:24 UTC
*touched his shirt* and said opps...i did it again !
2006-07-13 03:24:46 UTC
I dont know,
andi b
2006-07-10 16:42:36 UTC
from wat i heard he called him a "dirty terrorist" but he should have hold his anger so he wouldnt get a red card ooo well da best team won!!!
aurora s
2006-07-10 09:36:39 UTC
I think he said "You're soooo gay"
2006-07-10 07:15:18 UTC
your wife love my dick better than yours
Mitza bzzz
2006-07-10 04:38:20 UTC
i think i was something very sweet.
2006-07-09 21:33:04 UTC
"we call them freedom fries too"
2006-07-09 18:14:50 UTC
he told him fuckfunfoulo
2006-07-11 06:29:32 UTC
on it is belived he was called a "dirty terrorist"
Liberator Sieg
2006-07-09 16:09:57 UTC
You have mad, scary eyes. Please don't butt me in the chest or you'll get sent off, ya numpty
2006-07-10 20:38:06 UTC
i heard they called him a dirty terrorist
2006-07-10 10:31:34 UTC
"Your Mother"
2006-07-12 10:56:19 UTC
he said , your mother is a ******* whore
2006-07-09 16:01:05 UTC
he said

"Nice way to end it, (your career) to be degraced as a big loser, you never earned your reputation"
2006-07-10 11:31:19 UTC
a racial slurr
Teeeeeeeej A
2006-07-10 11:09:32 UTC
he told him he's balding
black car
2006-07-10 13:46:18 UTC
2006-07-10 07:09:39 UTC
"you arabic mother fucker. Terrorist"
2006-07-11 10:57:20 UTC
He said, "Could you please show me the top of your head?"
2006-07-10 05:56:43 UTC
he said TERRORIST to zizou !!!
2006-07-09 17:25:19 UTC
fcuk off you French tw@t!!!!!
2006-07-10 20:42:29 UTC
you fukin bich dont pull me back
2006-07-13 10:13:10 UTC
dirty terroist
Jay B
2006-07-12 02:19:43 UTC
Zidane you are my idol........................
2006-07-09 20:32:53 UTC
noob ;)
James Hetfield
2006-07-20 23:19:32 UTC
because you suck
2006-07-09 17:37:08 UTC
2006-07-09 20:37:51 UTC
dunno but the whole entire game was NOT CLEAN!

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