Beware the first write of history. I mean who didn’t think the Jon Benet Ramsey case was solved, only to learn what a delusional wacko the accused turned out to be? (Actually, he was a wacko regardless of his guilt or innocence.)
Today we learn that the famously-villified French head-butter Zinedine Zidane, was actually provoked by his Italian World Cup foe. It turns out that Marco Materazzi made a slur about Zidane’s sister prompting the head-butt seen round the world.
“Materazzi disclosed that after he held his opponent’s shirt, Zidane said: ‘If you want, I’ll give you the jersey later.’ ‘I responded that I preferred his sister, it’s true,’ Materazzi said. ‘It wasn’t something nice, true.'”
I’m not so certain Zidane can rebuild his tarnished image based on this new piece of information, but I know there are millions who might have more sympathy for him knowing what they now know.