Monday, July 10, 2006

Zidane's Family Maybe Giving Materazzi Too Much Credit

“We think he either called him a terrorist or a son of Harkis,’’ said Mokhtar Haddad, one of Zidane’s cousins, who with friends and family studied the pivotal scene on a big screen in the family’s home village Aguemoune, 160 miles east of Algiers.

The Harkis reference is a term for Algerians who fought on the French side in Algeria’s war for independence, and it is a severe insult for someone with Zidane’s heritage.

I somehow doubt that he's so ignorant he doesn't know the word terrorist, but I bet he doesn't know his Algerian colonial history.

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