let me start by saying i am 100% italian, grandparents and whatnot are from italy... so i'm very happy about the win. my stepdad reads the italian newspaper everyday.. and read some interesting tidbits about the headbutt that went down during the world cup. according to the italian newspaper... the defender was slightly holding and tugging frenchman Zidane's jersey to slow him down at times. Zidane then said to the defender "You can keep the jersey for memorabilia after we win." the italian defender replied with something to the affect "I do not want anything from you, you come from Terrorist blood." supposedly Zidane's mom is from Afghanistan or something like that. keep in mind these are not direct quotes, just repeating what my stepdad remembered from the article. i thought it was very interesting to see what would make such a seasoned veteran snap like that.