Zidane: We're Not Done Yet
Via World Cup Blog, Horatio Elizondo, the referee who sent Zidane off in the World Cup final, has gifted the red card he used to Argentine president Nestor Kirchner. That's got to be one of the odder gifts I've heard about, although I suppose if you are summoned before your country's president to be congratulated, and you want to mark the occasion with a gift, you've got to come up with something good in order to impress. I'm a little bit uncomfortable with the idea of send-off related memorabilia, but... well. I can see why someone might want that particular card, and it seems to have pleased Kirchner.
Another interesting thing is that if you look at the comments to that post on the World Cup Blog, you notice that a number of people still aren't finished arguing about The Headbutt. A lot of the discussion died off after the FIFA disciplinary committee released its decision about the incident, but the amount and intensity of the discussion through most of July and the fact that it's so easily set off again says that The Headbutt, for whatever reasons, resonated with a lot of people. I know it resonated with me. But that will have to be left for another post.