"He pronounced very tough words about my mother and my sister. I tried not to listen to him but he kept repeating them,"Zinedine Zidane (who looks like Jean-Luc Picard, BTW) told French television in explaining why he head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi at the final match of the World Cup.
The French team captain, decked Materazzi in the 2nd period of extra time and was shown the dreaded red card (What?! No Indigo Red Card?). Zidane apologized to the millions of kids who had seen the final match adding that he did not regret his action which probably cost the French team the game and the title of World Cup Champions. However, Zidane did deny that Materazzi had called him a terrorist as was earlier reported in the French press and picked up by the rest of the planetary rags.
Good grief! These are grown men kicking a ball around the lawn, for heaven's sake! Insulted his mother and sister! Did Materazzi know Zidanes mother and/or sister? Probably not. So it was just a generic insult that couldn't be ignorred. Good thing Monty Python wasn't on the football Holy Grail pitch:
"I fart in your general direction. Your mother is a hamster and your father smells of elderberries!"
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.