Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Italy Soccer Sucks.

In addition to their dirty game versus the United States in the World Cup, they've proved how "uncultured" they are. Zinedine Zidane of France head-butted Marco Materazzi of Italy after Materazzi held his jersey during play and flung an insult shortly after.

Materazzi admitted insulting the Algerian-born Frenchman. However, the way he framed his statement is reminiscient of a 5th-grader lying to the teacher, and later laughing about it with his classmates. Denying that he'd called Zidane a "terrorist" Materazzi said,

"I'm not cultured and I don't even know what an Islamic terrorist is."
This is like the kid who tells his parents or his teacher he didn't know the baseball would break the window or that cheating was against the rules. It's easy to imagine him going back to the lockeroom and having a good chuckle with Daniele de Rossi (the Italian who elbowed Brian McBride in the face during the U.S. match).

If they can get away with it, they will. If they can get away with it and be smart-ass about it, why not?

Italian soccer players = spoiled grade-schoolers.

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