Unsportsmanlike behavior


By Tim Redmond

The Chron picked up the New York Times story on the world cup, by Jere Longman, which includes this line:"star midfielder Zinedine Zidane was ejected in overtime for committing an astonishing act of unsportsmanlike behavior." Longman later described the head-butt as "a flagrant abuse of any notion of fair play and perhaps permanently stained a soccer career that many considered to be the world's pre-eminent of the past 20 years."

I mean, hasn't Longman ever been to a hockey game?? Or a real soccer game?

I wouldn't give Monseiur Zidane any medals for sportsmanship, but come on. In the annals of sports history, this was pretty modest stuff.