Materazzi denies calling Zizou "dirty terrorist"
"I did not call him a terrorist. I don't even know what the word means," Materazzi was quoted as saying after Italian team returned to Rome.india Updated: Jul 10, 2006 23:46 IST
Italy defender Marco Materazzi on Monday denied reports that he had called Zinedine Zidane a "dirty terrorist" seconds before the France captain head-butted him in Sunday's World Cup final.
"It is absolutely not true, I did not call him a terrorist. I'm ignorant. I don't even know what the word means," the Italian news agency Ansa quoted Materazzi as saying after the Italian team returned to Rome.