Headbutt Heard Round The World

Italy wins. Too bad. What on earth could possibly cause Zidane to head but this guy? Perhaps the fact that he's one of the dirtiest players in Europe [see video].

I hope Zidane comes out with what exactly Materazzi said that set him off. Early reports are it was a racial slur. I guess that whole "end racism" campaign FIFA ran this year was all for naught. Regardless, it's a shame to see such a great player go out like that. Zidane needs to know better to go the distance and then seek restitution after the match.

And penalty kicks are no way to decide a championship. But I might still be bitter after losing one on PKs a few years back.