Warning, NSFW comments ahead
Via Kottke, two British newspapers hired lip-reading translators (I’d like to see that invoice) to see what Marco Materazzi said to Zinedine Zidane. If they’re correct, Materazzi’s lucky Zidane didn’t bicycle kick his head into the stands.
The alleged comment:
Hold on, wait, that one’s not for a nigger like you.
We all know you are the son of a terrorist whore.
So just fuck off.
And, to FIFA, if Rooney’s case is receiving high levels of scrutiny over his behavior, we, the fans, expect this incident to receive as much, if not more. And if Materazzi did, in fact, say these things on the pitch, he deserves to be punished as well.