Daily Archives: 9 July 2006

Oh Zizou, how could you?

He was style, elegance, class and grace personified in the Brazil game. I’ve always loved Zidane, but that headbutt to the chest – I almost felt it myself, I was so surprised! I am the first to admit that Materazzi desperately needs to be slapped, no really I am, but not like this! Not when you could (and did) get sent off for it! I was so disappointed, still reeling from it by the time it came to penalties, I didn’t care who won. The Italians, with their thuggery and diving, were never my choice, but Zizou, hitting him like that, you showed you were no better. Nobody who made it to the final deserved to win. I’m so sad.

Aside from that, it was a good World Cup, and I had a great time with it, but that final… I hope nothing like that ever happens again.

Samirah, congratulations. If you had a blog of your own (hint, hint) I’d congratulate you in the comments, but as it is I just have to hope you see it here. I won’t say the best team won – I’d say the best team didn’t make it to the final at all – but I know you’ll be happy to see Italy with the trophy, and I’ll be happy for you, since I can’t be sorry France lost after that… that travesty.

Song du jour of the day: I Know It’s Over, by the Smiths.