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Were Materazzi's comments inappropriate?
Sat, August 18, 2007

MILAN, Italy (AP) - Italy defender Marco Materazzi has finally disclosed what he said to Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup final that provoked the former France midfielder to retaliate with a head-butt.

Were Materazzi's comments about Zidane's sister appropriate?

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Materazzi slurred Zidane's sister



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wayne I to have played hockey all my life and I havent seen anyone dive in any games I played. I have stopped playing because of a bad knee injury so its been a few years since I played but its hard to believe grown men dive in rec. hockey league games.
Jimmy, 2007-08-22 05:53:22

Some people are fans of multiple sports too, and multiple teams. Although you wouldn't know it by the Toronto Sun.
wayne, 2007-08-21 15:48:45

It ain't just european players.I've played hockey all my life. Never played with a european. There's always a guy who dives to get a call.

Your right jimmy. They still choose to watch soccer and love it. For every complaint you have on soccer, soccer fans have one for hockey.


wayne, 2007-08-21 11:47:42

Yea wayne hockey does have divers. Its the european players that watch the soccer players do it so they started doing it in hockey. At first the hockey refs were fooled, but not anymore.

Also alot of countries dont have ice rinks so how can they play hockey, most places its way too hot.

Look at what it costs to play soccer, next to nothing, just a pair of cleats. Hockey equipment is pretty expensive so that is also a reason why kids arent playing they cant afford it unfortunately.
Jimmy, 2007-08-21 09:28:57

I don't watch it. I like to play it. I do find it boring to watch.
wayne, 2007-08-21 08:40:39

You gotta admit, compared to hockey, soccer is pretty boring.

Look at the Toronto FC game the other day. I heard they only had 3 shots on net.

If you want to watch guys playing with a ball and making fancy plays in the midfield (but very few opportunities), go ahead.


Gordon S., 2007-08-20 18:49:44

Soccer is the largest watched sport on the planet. They don't think its boring. Soccer has its guys that take a dive, not all do. Hockey has the same problem. Spent a whole year reading about how are they going to get rid of the guys taking dives for penalties.

All psorts are stupid in their simplicity. But its great to watch two gladiators battle for a win, regardless of the sport.

Athletes trash talk all the time, about everything. Ya its wrong. Its stupid and wrong to react to it too, because thats why he is doing it. Get you off your game, or better yey, thrown out. Its all about winning, not about how you do it. They wouldn't need refs if it was up to the GENTLEMEN to follow the rules.
wayne, 2007-08-20 11:03:12

Jimmy,

My words must not have been clear: LOOK at the sport(s) you are watching or playing and see them for what they are.

I love participating in and watching most sports. However, I keep an open mind about why it is that I like something before just acting the plebian and following mass appeal.

Soccer is the most popular sport because all you need is a ball. That's it.

I criticized hockey because I know that's the sport most people in Canada love, and use to justify as the best sport amongst all. Completely untrue. I can respect we all have our own tastes, but does hockey make sense. Nope, not by a long shot. It's simply not practical.

Hopefully, things are a little clearer for you and any other curious non-sayers.
HR, 2007-08-19 16:17:57

HR

I have to laugh at you for saying soccer being fundamental genius.

Soccer is the most boring game on the face of the earth. They are nothing more than a bunch of divers that go down like they were shot. Yes a 0 - 0 or 1 - 0 game is really exciting to watch, yawnnnnnnnnnnn. The guy that scores runs around like an idiot as if he just scored the winning goal in the championships. Not to mention all the hooligans that use the game to vandalize and fight.

Hockey players need " padding " as it is a violent, contact sport where injuries can knock a player out for a full season. Even wearing all that " padding " doesnt protect them from injuries.

A soccer player rolls around on the ground after being " tackled " as if he has a broken leg or blown out knee mean while he is fine. Faking an injury, sportsmanship at its finest wouldnt you say HR ?

People diss soccer because its boring and a very slow game to watch. Canada is hockey, hockey is Canada, if you dont like it move to a country where soccer is the number 1 sport.
Jimmy, 2007-08-19 12:01:16

I'm tired of hearing idiots diss soccer / football. If only these types could program themselves to think about sport logically and not on contrivances they'd see that soccer is the best game in the world. Period.

Hockey really is nonsense. Skates? A piece of wood with a hook on one end? People wearing pads all over themselves?!

Please, allow your mind to see things a little more clearly before attacking fundamental genius.

As for the comments by Materazzi, anyone who has ever participated in sport before knows this goes on all the time. If you've never heard something similar, you must have been a loser on the sideline. Go home and cry!
HR, 2007-08-19 11:05:00

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