News Source : channel4.com
Marco Materazzi has written a book titled ‘What I really said to Zidane’ and all the proceeds will go to charity.
The World Cup Final incident, in which Zinedine Zidane head butted Materazzi, has become an historic moment in popular culture.
It spawned video spoofs, jokes and a hit single in France, although debate rages on about what exactly Materazzi said to ‘provoke’ the attack. FIFA considered it enough to warrant a two-match ban, just one less than Zidane’s three.
Now the Inter and Italy defender has decided to take advantage of the public interest in the event to release a joke-book called ‘What I really said to Zidane.’
Published by Mondadori later this month, it contains 249 possible phrases used to spark the head-butt. Selling at 10 Euros, the entire proceeds will go to UNICEF.
“Dear reader, as you have no doubt understood, I’ve had fun in expanding on the absurd side of this whole affair,” wrote Materazzi in the preface.
It’s believed that the book will be translated and sold on the international market.