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post #991 of 1044
Le Français Zinédine Zidane a écopé de trois matches de suspension et 7 500 francs suisses d'amende (4 779 euros) pour son coup de tête donné à Marco Materazzi en finale du Mondial 2006, a annoncé la FIFA, jeudi 20 juillet. Le défenseur italien a, lui, été condamné à deux matches de suspension et 5 000 francs suisses d'amende (3 186 euros). - (AFP, Reuters)
post #992 of 1044
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Originally Posted by Fabienne
Le Français Zinédine Zidane a écopé de trois matches de suspension et 7 500 francs suisses d'amende (4 779 euros) pour son coup de tête donné à Marco Materazzi en finale du Mondial 2006, a annoncé la FIFA, jeudi 20 juillet. Le défenseur italien a, lui, été condamné à deux matches de suspension et 5 000 francs suisses d'amende (3 186 euros). - (AFP, Reuters)

What's with all the French? You know a lot of us don't speak French right?
post #993 of 1044
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Originally Posted by odoreater
What's with all the French? You know a lot of us don't speak French right?

My French is perfect.They have admitted a big mistake and paid Zidane 7 500 Swiss Francs as compensation.Thats right isnt it?
post #994 of 1044
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Originally Posted by benecios
My French is perfect.They have admitted a big mistake and paid Zidane 7 500 Swiss Francs as compensation.Thats right isnt it?

I put it into the Google translator and I think I got this. Zidane has to pay 7500 Swiss Francs to FIFA, and then he has to pay 5000 Swiss Francs to Materazzi. I'm pretty sure this is right.
post #995 of 1044
Actually you are all wrong (damn foreigners). ZIdane has to pay ME 7500 euro so that I would not headbutt him myself
post #996 of 1044
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Originally Posted by odoreater
What's with all the French? You know a lot of us don't speak French right?

Sorry, I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to translate right then and there.

Zidane gets to play 3 matches suspended in the air, à la Cirque du Soleil. For 5000 Swiss Francs, Materazzi gets to try to headbut him twice, also while hanging on a thread.
post #997 of 1044
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Originally Posted by Fabienne
Sorry, I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to translate right then and there.

Zidane gets to play 3 matches suspended in the air, à la Cirque du Soleil. For 5000 Swiss Francs, Materazzi gets to try to headbut him twice, also while hanging on a thread.

Will this be on cable?
post #998 of 1044
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Will this be on cable?

Probably only on Berlusconi's channels, from what I hear, but he may be tempted by Pay Per View.
post #999 of 1044
Does anyone else think FIFAs decision smells of BS?
post #1000 of 1044
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Originally Posted by romafan
Does anyone else think FIFAs decision smells of BS?
Why is that? I don't understand what you could have expected from FIFA. Zidane's fine was bigger than Matterazi, and he was suspended three games and two for Matterazi. The decision is fair.

Matterazi can still sue Zidane for assault if he wants too...

!luc
post #1001 of 1044
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
Why is that? I don't understand what you could have expected from FIFA. Zidane's fine was bigger than Matterazi, and he was suspended three games and two for Matterazi. The decision is fair.

Matterazi can still sue Zidane for assault if he wants too...

!luc

What I could have expected? Well certainly not this - their action (punishing for verbal provocation) is unprecedneted. It has been the case in the past that the player committing the violence is punished, and not the player who goaded him in acting.

ZZ is retired, so his suspension means nothing. Matterazzi misses two game which for an older player can be the death knell of an international career. This action is being taken in an attempt to mitigate the shameful way in which that hothead stupidly chose to end his career...
post #1002 of 1044
[quote=romafan]

ZZ is retired, so his suspension means nothing. QUOTE]

Zidane converted his fine into community service, he decided to work with kids for a few days. Hopefully, he'll get tough innocent questions from the children.
post #1003 of 1044
I was thinking the same thing. Without meaning to condone the comments by Matterazzi, it doesn't seem to me that he did anything that isn't a tacitly accepted practice in football (both kinds), basketball, and undoubtedly many other sports. At exactly what point did Matterazzi "cross the line" and do something warranting a suspension? By engaging in smack-talk with Zidane? By using profanity? By directing the insults toward a family member rather than the opposing player himself? What if he had told Zidane "you're getting slow, old man, you can't keep up with me anymore"? What if he'd said "Zidane, you suck." What if he'd used a homophobic slur toward Zidane? What if he'd brought up the surrender of Paris? What if he'd offered some abstruse but intellectually stinging insult about Camus' The Stranger that could be construed, in part, as a comment on Zidane's Algerian ancestry? What if he'd said, "Zidane, your mother wears combat boots"?
To me, it seems like a effort to allow Zidane's exit from the sport to seem a little less shameful by suggesting that Zidane's absurd attack was, while unfortunate, an "understandable" manly response to intolerable "provocation", crediting Zidane's ridiculous attempt to paint it as a matter of honor or principle.
post #1004 of 1044
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I was thinking the same thing. Without meaning to condone the comments by Matterazzi, it doesn't seem to me that he did anything that isn't a tacitly accepted practice in football (both kinds), basketball, and undoubtedly many other sports. At exactly what point did Matterazzi "cross the line" and do something warranting a suspension? By engaging in smack-talk with Zidane? By using profanity? By directing the insults toward a family member rather than the opposing player himself? What if he had told Zidane "you're getting slow, old man, you can't keep up with me anymore"? What if he'd said "Zidane, you suck." What if he'd used a homophobic slur toward Zidane? What if he'd brought up the surrender of Paris? What if he'd offered some abstruse but intellectually stinging insult about Camus' The Stranger that could be construed, in part, as a comment on Zidane's Algerian ancestry? What if he'd said, "Zidane, your mother wears combat boots"?
To me, it seems like a effort to allow Zidane's exit from the sport to seem a little less shameful by suggesting that Zidane's absurd attack was, while unfortunate, an "understandable" manly response to intolerable "provocation", crediting Zidane's ridiculous attempt to paint it as a matter of honor or principle.
Zidane is the "eggshell plaintiff" from first-year torts.
post #1005 of 1044
Did Schumacher in the France-Germany semi-finals in 82 get a fine for kicking Batiston? I was a kid, but I still remember the violence of the act.

What about that Brasilian player (forget the name) who fractured an American player's skull in 94, if I remember correctly?
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