Everyone watched Zidane as he knocked the Italian player down with his bold head. Some say the Italian player cussed him out with racist remarks, others say he cussed out his mom, which made him mad and pushed him to attack his opponent regardless of the consequences.
Arabic mentalities have split into two sides. One side talks about how foolish was this act and no matter what the Italian players have said, he could have easily responded verbally and might have even ended up winning the game after all.
The other side says Zidane is a hero and while he might have lost the championship he has won our hearts cause he will remain a hero in our minds forever for "defending his honor".
While the second side might seem unrealistic for most non-Arabs, this is ladies and gentlemen how most Arabs think. If you ever wanted to learn about Arabs the second side are how most Arabs think about everything in their lives.
Did Zidane cost his country the championship? Was his actions justified? Was that the right reaction to do? These are question on everybody's mind, but maybe we should look into why did he do such thing? How big of an insult did the Italian player utter?
FYI: Zidane is Barbar and not an Arab.