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zidane called “a terrorist”?

zidane called "a terrorist"?

Media reports on the World Cup proclaimed French player Zinedine Zidane perhaps the greatest soccer player of the past 20 years, so clearly all eyes were on him as yesterday’s final match with Italy approached its overtime conclusion and Zidane’s career came to close. Just as ABC-TV commentators specualted, Zidane violently head-butting an Italian player and then being ejected has indeed generated global media attention.

While some say the Frenchman was set off by the Italian twisting his nipple, another report says he was called “a terrorist” by Italy’s Materazzi. Zidane’s agent apparently would only tell the BBC that Materazzi made a “very serious” remark.

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