Friday, August 04, 2006

Zidane's red card given to Argentine President

The red card that spelled the premature end to Zinedine Zidane's glittering career was presented to Argentine President Nestor Kirchner here yesterday.

Horatio Elizondo, the Argentine referee who plucked the red card out of his pocket after Zidane's infamous headbutt on Italy's Marco Materazzi, handed over the item of World Cup memorabilia after a one hour meeting with Kirchner at his presidential office.

Kirchner was evidently thrilled with the gift, playfully brandishing the tool of Zidane's downfall .

Can this be considered as a case of gloating over the misfortune of another person?


Muhammadh said...

Zidane's childish behaviour rests making him a more human than the supernatural being the world had burdened him to be. Materazzi struck by words the Achilies heel of a Demi-God.

The red card was a wake-up call to FIFA, signifies something more political than any other card ever shown. The card's priceless and should've been kept in a museum than given to a president.

mhilmyh said...

Thanks Mohamed. Zidane's action was deplorable. Materrazi provoked and both have been punished. The referee should not treat the red card as a souvenir to be bestowed on a politician. It should be given to FIFA or kept in a museum.