What I told Zidane that made him headbutt me during 2006 World Cup final – Materazzi
Former Italy defender, Marco Materazzi, has opened up on the headbutt he received from former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane, in the 2006 World Cup final.
Zidane, who was France’s captain at the time, was given a red card after the incident during extra time, which Italy went on to win on penalties.
It was Zidane’s final game as a player, as he retired immediately after the 2006 World Cup.
However, Materazzi has now opened up on the incident revealing precisely what he said to Zidane.
When asked what he said to Zidane that made the Real Madrid legend headbutt him, Materazi said on IFTV Podcast, “Trash talking, my trash talking was nothing. He [Zidane] offered me his jersey, and I said no, I prefer his sister.”