Monday, July 10, 2006

Provocation



Isn't this natural? I mean, why is everyone jumping to condemn? Zidane has spent his football life holding back, staying cool, keeping his head. Minutes to go in a game - his final game - that is destined for stalemate (penalties are a sordid affair and no way to go out). Matterazzi provokes him and for once Zidane thinks "Well, fuck it. Nothing to play for now so I'll just turn around here and show that fucker..." Jesus, it wasn't even like he butted the guy's face. It was the ram of an incensed Billy goat. And, come on, it was beautiful, wasn't it?

As for all those who are going on about kids watching the game and what it will say to them... what do you think it will say to them? That you win games by crazy goat tactics? No - that you get sent off for it and do not win the World Cup. A guy takes issue at something and there is a moment of violent retribution. Let the kids see it. It's the way of the world. They'll be seeing worse.

Zinedine Zidane - STILL A HERO.

12 comments:

Iain Rowan said...

Well, Materazzi used to play for Everton, so that already counts as some kind of provocation, I think.

You know something I really hate? The crap footballers headbutt, where they incline their head a few degrees towards the opponent, trying to be a little bit threatening, but not wanting to follow through with it because they might get sent off, or beaten up, or something. You know the sort I mean. Headbutt as non-contact sport.

Zidane, on the other hand, just thought bollocks to that, I'm going to pretend I'm a bull. And yes it's wrong, mindless violence, blah blah, but at least it was honest mindless violence.

Ray said...

Ach, Zidane is the son of a terrorist whore. So, y'know...

Anastasia said...

I thought you should be aware of this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgX-hiQdfFw

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