What did Materazzi say to Zidane?

MaterazziAccording to a British lip-reader, Marco Materazzi called Zidane a “son of a terrorist whore” just before the headbutt incident in the World Cup. Others suggest further insults involving Zidane’s sister.

Materazzi admits to insulting Zidane but denies calling his French opponent a terrorist. “I’m not cultured and I don’t even know what an Islamic terrorist is,” Materazzi said.


He added that he would never insult a player’s mother. “For me, the mother is sacred, you know that.”

What’s your take on Materazzi’s comments?

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  1. FLYdude

    He could have at least made the effort to make a more convincing lie than not knowing what a terrorist is. The part about him not being cultured is plenty convincing, however.

  2. Izzy

    I believe that Matzer-what? knew exactly what he was doing to the great Zidane. A nobody who inflicted the greatest insult upon the world’s best soccer player. If I were Zidane, I would have responded the same.

  3. I’m sure I would have reacted the same way but I’m not an international celebrity and role model. You have to be held to a higher standard. Materazzi might be an idiot, yes, but you’re the fool when you react like that. Extraordinary cop-out, though, on Materazzi’s part.

  4. Clint

    Materazzi might sound like an idiot, but getting Zidane thrown from the game was a very intelligent move (though despicable, for sure).

  5. Gianni

    italian blog “What did Materazzi say to Zidane?”

  6. Any translation service you can provide for us, Gianni. I understand a little from being able to speak Spanish but would love to know what the rest says.

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