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French lawyer to sue over Zidane red card

An attorney wants the red card overturned and claims the fourth official watched video evidence of Zizou's head-butt on Materazzi.

india Updated: Oct 05, 2006 11:17 IST

A French lawyer is to contest Zinedine Zidane's World Cup final red card in the French civil courts, a court source has said.

Mehana Mouhou, a lawyer in Rouen and Paris, wants the red card overturned on a technicality because he claims the fourth official watched video evidence of the French captain's infamous head-butt on Italy defender Marco Materazzi, before bringing it to the referee's attention.

France went on to lose the World Cup final on July 9 after a penalty shoot-out.

Mouhou will have his day in court and is set to try to convinve a judge on December 7 to look at evidence he hopes would prove that Luis Medina Cantalejo did not see the incident live and instead consulted a video before speaking to the referee.

However, the specialist sports lawyer, Christian Chevalier, told AFP that Mouhou had little chance of success as the court is ill-desposed to judge on sporting related matters.