Thursday, July 13, 2006

13 July 2006: Investigation

FIFA have announced they're going to launch disciplinary proceedings and a full investigation against Marco Materazzi, after he was head-butted by Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Thing is, if Zidane hadn't physically assaulted Materazzi, no action would have been taken and nobody would have known about it.

In other words, FIFA are making it clear that not only is such physical violence excusable (as in: 'yeah, he did it, but there was a reason for it') but that if you want to bring verbal abuse to their attention, the way to do so is to head-butt the person who insulted you.

So why aren't they investigating Christiano Ronaldo on Wayne Rooney's behalf then?

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