Originally Posted by odoreater
Am I the only one that thinks Materazzi showed pretty good poise by being able to strike a penalty kick after having his feathers ruffled by being headbutted by Zidane? I know he's the villain in all this, but for a guy that's often been looked over, he played a pretty big role in this world cup: first he was the one that was called for the foul that resulted in the PK for France, then he scored the goal for Italy, then he got headbutted, then he scored a PK - pretty active.
materazzi is no villain. devoid of class, yes, but not a villain. this reminds me of some nba player years ago mentioning or rather complaining that michael jordan is the dirtiest trash talker in the nba at that time and yet nba treats him so nicely.