[Marxism] Zidane Apparently Called "Dirty Terrorist"
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Mon Jul 10 13:46:40 MDT 2006
Via Ra Ravishankar offlist, I received this info:
World-Zidane apparently called "dirty terrorist"
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:38 PM BST10
PARIS, July 10 (Reuters) - France captain Zinedine Zidane was
apparently called a "dirty terrorist" by Marco Materazzi before he
head-butted the Italy defender in Sunday's World Cup final, the
anti-racism group SOS Racism said on Monday.
"According to several very well informed sources from the world of
football, it would seem that the Italian player Marco Materazzi called
Zinedine Zidane a 'dirty terrorist'," SOS Racism said in a statement.
Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was shown a red card after the
incident and Italy went on to win on penalties after the match was
tied 1-1 following extra time.
The Paris-based group called for an inquiry and said world soccer's
governing body FIFA had recently toughened sanctions against racism.
"It's for this reason that SOS Racism asks in a determined fashion for
FIFA to shed light on this altercation and that sanctions laid out in
the official rules be applied should this be the case," SOS Racism
Neither Zidane nor Materazzi have spoken in public about what had
passed between them before the incident. French television reported
that Zidane would talk about the incident "in the coming days".
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