Monday, July 10, 2006

The Fall of Icarus - Zinadine Zidane

The question on more than a billion fans minds, on the day after the world cup final was: "Why Zidane? Why?" The true loser on the night of the final was not the French team, but was football.

Football fans, the world over, saw their hero, their idol fall many a mile into shame. Zidane has graced the football pitch for over a decade with his grace and his gentlemanly behavior. But his fall from grace left football lovers distraught as they sought answers to the question that incessantly bugged them: "Why Zidane? Why?"

I for one was hurt to see my idol on the football pitch behave in the manner that Mike Tyson once behaved. His fall from grace, and that too in his last match, hurt his fans and football was the real loser.


Blogger vik said...


Fifa is to investigate Zinedine Zidane's dramatic sending-off during Sunday's World Cup final in Berlin.

The Frenchman was dismissed in extra-time for a headbutt on Marco Materazzi which happened seconds after the Italian apparently insulted him.

Materazzi has denied calling Zidane a "terrorist" or insulting his mother.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zizou a gentleman... please.

This isn't the first time he's done something like this

trampling on the back of a saudi player,

headbutting a ref.

still he is great player though

6:56 PM  
Blogger Shubhadeep said...

I disagree with Anonymous... Whatever was said, Dignity of the game should have been maintained.

I remember an incident where Amir Sohail abused Venkatesh Prasad after knocking a boundary on his delivery. Prasad kept his cool and uprooted Sohail's middle stump the very next delivery.

THAT is how a gentleman behaves...

4:58 PM  

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