Zinedine Zidane has said he attacked defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup soccer final to defend the honour of his mother and sister.
Boy if he can’t handle that sort of sledging he should try playing cricket, where it gets really rough. Wikipedia has the goodies including my favourites:
Australian Merv Hughes to Englishman Robin Smith: “Does your husband play cricket as well?”
Merv Hughes & Viv Richards. During a test match in the West Indies, Hughes didn’t say a word to Viv, but continued to stare at him after deliveries. Viv said “This is my island, my culture. Don’t you be staring at me. In my culture we just bowl.” Merv bowled him out soon after and replied “In my culture we just say fuck off.”
Glenn McGrath to Zimbabwean Eddo Brandes after Brandes had played and missed at a McGrath delivery: “Oi, Brandes, why are you so fucking fat?” to which Brandes replied: “Cos every time I fuck your wife she gives me a biscuit!” Apparently even the Australian slips were in hysterics.
Mark Waugh standing at second slip, the new player Adam Parore comes to the crease playing and missing the first ball. Mark –