Originally posted by scacchipazzo
Materazzi took one for the team. He was not about to be stupid enough to fight. He provoked hothead Zidane into doing something stupid. Zidane got ejected. Perhaps that was the difference maker in winning the cup! Materazzi is no turtle. If you look at the incident in slo-mo you can see Materazzi's chest indent about 4-5 inches. That can be a fatal blow Never forget these players don't wear padding or flack jackets/vests like hockey players do.
Yeah that was materazzi, he called Zidane sister a whore. Shouldn't he have gotten a mis-conduct for that? OR do they allow that kind of thing in soccer? You can provoke someone like that and get away with it? No penalty?
Hockey players wear vests? Really when did they start wearing vests?
They wear shoulder pads & elbow pads. The only one who wears any kind of chest protection is the Goalie. Of course he only has a 6 ounce frozen round rubber disk shot at him which can reach speeds over 100 miles an hour.
How hard can a soccer ball be kicked? They head the soccer ball into the net from someone who has kicked it at the net. Can you imagine what happens when a puck goes off a persons face. You saw a little of what can happen in the playoffs if you watched all the games. 😉
I may have went a little far calling soccer a sissy sport, but not near the manly sport that HOCKEY is. 😛