Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sometimes, Evils Go Unpunished

Now, read this.

As the world reacts disdainly at Zidane's disgraceful action, I personally think the man that deserves some punishment is going scot-free. I am disgusted that he was one of those who was able to touch the trophy. Of course, I am talking about Materazzi.

He ought to be sent off the field as well. The Italians played well at the first half, the French were reasonable at the second. I have nothing against the teams. Personally, I do not think that Zidane's comment of "If you really want my shirt I'll give it to you afterwards" is provoking enough to render an insult from Materazzi.

Sometimes, evils just go unpunished. Just like Cristiano Ronaldo in the Rooney saga. Let's hope karma somehow claws its way back to them.

I still respect Zidane. It is only human to err, especially where one is supremely exhausted.


Anonymous liwei said...

Ya, that Materazzi was a bastard.

I'm afraid that Zizou will never come out and tell his side of the story. Very sad for him.

Yep, he's still well-loved. Saw this on in of the sports articles:

“Zizou, on t’aime”, said the message projected on the Arc du Triomphe, at the head of the Champs Elysées.

Karma karma.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Catherine said...

it was obvious that materazzi had said something very rude to zizou because otherwise, the latter wouldn't have walked back and headbutt him. zizou came out to speak to the french press i think, apolozing for setting a bad example to children but not to materazzi because he said if he did so, it would only imply that it was okay for the italian to say such rude things.. he didn't say what materazzi said to him tho.. except it was very personal.

5:53 AM  
Blogger musette said...

Perhpas supreme exhaustion does drive one to do things one usually wouldn't do under normal circumstances.

It's saddening that this has marred Zidane's career but then doesn't thrash talking comes with any competitive sports?

To top it off, Zidane did not further elaborate on the insults hurled. What could have been so nasty-sounding that warrant such an action?

He also mentioned that "if things happened this way, it's because somewhere up there it was decided that way". Hmm I beg to differ because I do think we have a choice to decide how we react to various situations and this is not decided by God.

Just another angle of looking at it. Then again, my belief is that we wouldn't really know how we'd react to a particular situation until we have experienced it ourselves.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If exhastion can drive zidane to react? why dont people think that exhasution can drive materazzi to frustration and insult soccer? Have anyone been on a soccer field in a real match before? Is such an insult common? maybe is it... so why are people materazzi and not zidane? i would blame both of them, and people are obiously biased to blame only one.

11:57 AM  

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