Was he guilty????
December 5, 2006 8:31am CST
Zidane.... Were his actions genuine????? comments......
5 Dec 06
Well... it depends what you mean by genuine. He was angry at abusive remarks made about his mother and sister and retaliated at the wrong time, just as his opponent hoped he might. He would have been better to have waited until after the game to have a word with the guy. I think the other player was out of order, but then retaliation is not seen as an excuse to behave in the way Zidane did on the pitch, so the ref did the only thing he could, at the time. Having said all that, the opponent did a hateful thing, and maybe the referee should have been aware that it was a two-sided action and sent them both off!