Thursday, February 19, 2009

Your mother is a terrorist

Perhaps the most controversial play in modern soccer (Maradona's Hand of God is #2), Zidane responded to an opposing player who called is mother a terrorist by physically attacking him and getting kicked out of the game (which was almost over at the time). The comment was horrible, but comments are not ussually enforced in soccer, since enforcement in multilingual environments is nearly impossible. Physical violence is mostly enforced, though I am surprised that the referee actually saw this occur and therefore felt comfortable in correctly ejecting Zidane.

The comment was wrong. Zidane was wrong. Knowing what will be enforced is part of the game.

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