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The most ridiculous way to end a football career?
AlanEvans | July 9, 2006 at 03:11 pmby
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A seemingly unprovoked headbutt attack on Marco Materazzi saw him sent off in with 10 minutes left to play in extra time, leaving France without their most secure player for the ensuing penalty shoot-out. Any sympathy one could have had for the French team dissolved immediately, leaving a bitter taste for the rest of the game.
French president Jaques Chirac, who was present at the game, had this to say: "I don't know what happened, why he was punished. But I would like to express all the respect that I have for a man who represents at the same time all the most beautiful values of sport, the greatest human qualities one can imagine, and who has honoured French sport and, simply, France."
Nice one Jaques, good to see you sticking to your usual honest policy ...
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