Cooler Heads Prevail: Italy Wins The World Cup
D’où est-ce que cette tête est venue? Henry blank.
But a sell in the box sets up Zidane -
off the crossbar, yet it’s back down inside…
(Univision makes that ten syllables.)
But don’t celebrate long. Materazzi,
with scattered tats, heads it past the old French
shakey goalie, Barthez, and ties the match.
2nd half, ref fails a call in the box.
Maybe making up for the first half dive.
Then Italy, header goal, but offsides?
OT – Zidane incredulous over
buffon’s stop. Then the head-butt? What was said
I wonder? They all disappoint sometimes.
* Since I first wrote this, it has been rumored that Materazzi had called Zidane (who has both Algerian and French citezenships) a terrorist. If that’s the case, kudos for the headbutt. Not to sound relativist, but regardless I still think if wasn’t as bad a Figo’s headbutt in the Holland match or the Rooney nutstomp. In any case, he got the FIFA Golden Ball for the cup, which he desereved.