You read that right, FIFA suspended Zidane, who is retired, for 3 games. Zidane was kind enough to let FIFA save face by agreeing to do 3 days of community service instead of, you know, laughing his ass off.
For his part, Italian player Materazzi was given a 2-game suspension, which seems reasonable. I would’ve liked to see Materazzi banned from 2 World Cup games, but that’s not really a FIFA policy. Too bad he still won’t fess up about what actually was said.