Marco Materazzi has an awful lot of tattoos. Zidane loves his mother. Christian metal bands love God.
Now, as much as Zizou's violent explosion is unforgiveable on the football field, it's fitting that one of the world's greatest ever players is a hot head and has some shame to his game. It wouldn't be the same if he was all goody two shoes. All great players have fucked up royally in the past.
Let's look at the evidence (some might be a bit scratchy, but I'm doing this by memory)
Diego Maradona - Cocaine snorting, air gun firing midget. Che Guevara tattoo, badly dyed blond streak in hair. George Best - Wife beating alcoholic mysoginist RIP. Eric Cantona - Kung Fu kick. Pele - complete lack of knowledge of the game in his old age, erection problems.
No one gives a shit about Bobby Charlton and the like because they were too nice. So, well done Zizou for joining the elite.
Favourite songs in the world right now:
1. Made-up Love Song #43 - Guillemots 2. Worth Dying For - Rise Against 3. We're Not Alone - Peeping Tom 4. Knights Of Cydonia - Muse 5. Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn & John 6. Writing On The Walls - Underoath