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Materazzi banned too....WHAT!!!???

Wow. That's all I have to say. How can they put an insult to one's sister on the same level as a killer intentional headbutt? Is this just more FIFA favoritism? Thoughts?

Btw, I think your sister is really cool. :->


posted by Random on Thursday, July 20, 2006


At 21 July, 2006 06:39, Blogger bla said...

Great article dod! I loved the writer's oppinion because I agree with pretty much everything he said. There is however one thing that does get to me. I come from a culture where words can be even worse than fists (or heads lol) so to a point I have to say that Mazeratti shouldn't have done that. BUT I also agree that now because of this players will start making excuses that the only reason they tackled so hard is because the guy said something to them. So now what? Is FIFA going to hire a bunch of "lip readers" for every match? Ridiculous. And in addition, they didn't even take away Zidane's "Golden Globe" award - BS that's all I gotta say. I can't believe Mazeratti called Zidane a terrorist!! haha! That's just awesome lol.

At 21 July, 2006 08:27, Blogger Ameet said...

materazzi got banned because he doesnt have a good reputation.

At 22 July, 2006 15:07, Blogger memo said...


two things...

1. they didn't put a headbutt on the same level as an insult; the punishments were different (but perhaps not appropriate to each crime).

2. like ameet said, materazzi is hands down the dirties player in the world. if you don't believe me, go to google videos and do a search on him. when you're done you'll hope the guy is never allowed to play again.


At 22 July, 2006 17:49, Blogger Goga said...

italy won...thats all i gotta say lol

At 23 July, 2006 13:22, Blogger bla said...

Good point memin and ameet. I read up a few things and they all talk about his behaviour.

At 23 July, 2006 17:46, Blogger Random said...

Come on memin, in response to point 1, 3 games vs. 4 games isn't on the same level? I mean really.

To point 2, so are you saying Materazzi should be punished based on past behavior and not what happened in the game?

Also, just to further show the favoritism of FIFA, Figo wasn't reprimanded at all for his headbutt. I just don't get it.

I'm no fan of materazzi, but is there anything he could say that could justify a headbutt of that calibre?

Zidane doesn't have a spotless history either remember.

At 23 July, 2006 18:52, Blogger Lilia said...

I agree with Mika on this one. We come from a culture where the words can be more crucial than fists. If someone insulted my mother or any member of my family, I would apply all my physical power (which is probably not much :)to hurt them. I am usually not a violent person though. I don't care if it were the other way around if Materazzi got insulted, I would still say the same.

At 23 July, 2006 20:44, Blogger memo said...


1. i already admitted the punishments might not match the actions... all i'm saying is they were trying to say there was a difference.

2. yes materazzi should be punished for past behavior... it happens all the time; a sex offender doesn't get caught/punished the first time, but then gets nailed for a speeding ticket or something like that. a murderer should be put in jail for life even if all the can get on him is corporate corruption.

so, there we have it. that's what i think about the whole zidane vs. materazzi issue.

btw, i'm not trying to defend zidane either; i know he's no saint. it's just that materazzi is disguisting... really, go watch him on google.


At 24 July, 2006 10:10, Blogger bla said...

Amen about Figo! That game discusted me just like any Materazzi video might. After that game I was against portugal winning anything. I think the headbutt showed really what Zidane is - and you guys wondered why I don't like him... I knew all along!

About point 1 - it's not 3 games vs. 4 games. You have to remember that Zidane is retired... he has no games! That's the ridiculousness! It's like punishing your kid saying he has to mow the lawn for the next 2 weeks, but you don't even have a lawn.

Favoritism has always been there though one way or another. If you want to see the true face of it, watch Brazil's games. Refs are always nice to them. Although in their defense I'll say that Brazilians don't play physical and also they get fouled a lot and that's where the favoritism comes from. But all in all there's always the fact that some players have a bad record. Rooney had the same deal. The ref that showed him a red card this world cup had shown him one once before. So obviously things don't go away.


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