After England lost against Portugal in the World Cup, it pretty much sucked for me. Still, I watched. I wasn't overly excited about the final being France vs. Italy. I was rooting for France because I thought the Italian team had played pretty dirty. I really hated how they played in the match against Australia. I wanted nothing more than to see them lose. All because of what I considered bad sportsmanship. So, here we're watching the match in overtime and we see that headbutt Zidane (French player) gave Materazzi (Italian player). What? Talk about playing dirty! Rodrigo and I were shocked! Here is a guy that is really admired, a veteran player, the captain of his team playing in his last game for the national team and he just turns around at a time when the ball was no where near them and just slams into this guy's chest with his head sending the guy falling backwards. He's then ejected from the game, could not kick in the penalties and doesn't join his team to receive a second place medal. It just seems really odd and didn't make sense.
Since it is clear that they were arguing right before the incident, we were wondering what Materazzi actually said that earned him being knocked over. I was having a blast speaking in the most sterotypical Italian accent and coming up with various things he might've said. . .
"Hey-a baldy, would you like-a some-a freedom fries"
"Hey-a baldy, let's-a see your-a best bull impression"
. . . and countless "your momma" ones. I was cracking myself up. Yikes, only now that I see this, it sounds racist. Oops, I didn't mean it that way, but that's what I was doing. :P
feeling: like a huge dork
watching: World Cup highlights