Zinedine Zidane publicly apologized to all fans, especially children over the headbutt that saw him get sent off in the World Cup Final. He made the statement on French channel Canal Plus during a live interview, broadcast yesterday evening.
However, Zidane also commented he regrets nothing, adding that Materazzi provoked him until he lost his cool. Zidane alleged that Materazzi insulted his mother and sister three times, which hit a raw nerve as Zidane's mother is currently in hospital.
Materazzi previously defended himself, saying "I didn't insult his mother. I lost my mother when I was 15 years old...Naturally, I didn't know that his mother was in hospital."