Like they always say, it takes two hands to clap. Zidane’s headbutting act is a red-card offense, no question about it. But should the agent provocateur be given a yellow card, if not red?
Abbas Raza argues that only a particularly vile racial slur, not something as trite as your typical trash talk, will make a seasoned player like Zidane lose his cool.
Materazzi’s agent, Claudio Vigorelli, claimed: “I’ve known Marco for a long time and I don’t think he is capable of provoking a player, he is a good boy.”
Well, some good boy he is.