Marco Materazzi, the guy whose verbal jabs lead to Zidane melting down and headbutting him in the chest and leading to Zidane’s ejection, confirmed today that he insulted Zidane’s sister.
n Tuesday’s interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, Materazzi disclosed that after he held his opponent’s shirt, Zidane said: “If you want, I’ll give you the jersey later.”
“I responded that I preferred his sister, it’s true,” Materazzi said. “It wasn’t something nice, true. But luckily there have been dozens of players who have confirmed that a lot worse things are said on the field.
Now Materazzi is a dirty pig but really, we think Zidane overreacted a little bit here. When it was first reported that Materazzi called him a “son of a terrorist whore”, we all sort of understood why Zidane flew off the handle. But an insult to his sister isn’t quite the same thing. In the heirarchy of relatives you can’t insult, it’s 1) mother 2) grandmother, 3) wife and kids, 4) sister 5) father and finally 6) brother.
Materazzi also said that his door was open if Zidane wanted to make peace. Hey jackass, considering you’re the one who insulted him and got him sent off and shamed on international television, perhaps you should be the one apologizing.
[AZ Central]: Materazzi insulted Zidane’s sister