German World Cup Official - Kiessling!

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World Cup official shot himself :frown:

Berlin's top World Cup official shot himself in the head just hours after the tournament ended and is now fighting for his life, police say. :surprised

Juergen Kiessling, 65, was rushed to hospital from his house in Reinickendorf, a suburb of Berlin, after a neighbour heard the shot.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5168890.stm

I am speechless. :frown:
 

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I can think of only one likely reason.
 
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Was he the one who red-carded Zidane?
 
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Obviously didn't enjoy the final match...
 
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neutrino said:
Was he the one who red-carded Zidane?
That was the Argentine ref Horacio Elizondo (he also sent of Rooney). Kiessling wasn't a referee.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3729633a1823,00.html [Broken] says Kiessling had "political" problems, but doesn't give much more info.
 
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Now there are two world cup mysteries.
 
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neutrino said:
Now there are two world cup mysteries.
What's the first one?
 
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What's the first one?
The thing Matterazzi said to Zidane. There are many stories flaoting around, but we haven't heard anything from the donkey's mouth, yet.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
I can think of only one likely reason.
:confused:
 
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That really is unfortunate news. Just remember folks, there are *always* other alternatives. No matter how bad things may seem or may get, there are always alternatives to taking your own life.
 
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"Zidane is my hero and I have always admired him a lot."
said Materazzi! Interesting.

Materazzi denies any insults, Zizou insists Materazzi insulted his mother and sister.
 
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Materazzi isn't denying any insults, he admitted to insulted Zidane but says it had nothing to do with his mother or terrorism.
 
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Has anybody heard what language the insults were in? Is English the international language of pitch insults? Or I wonder if there was a bit of a language problem that made the insult sound like something else.... Nah, probably not.
 
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berkeman said:
Has anybody heard what language the insults were in? Is English the international language of pitch insults? Or I wonder if there was a bit of a language problem that made the insult sound like something else.... Nah, probably not.
Italian - Zidane speaks a good bit of Italian. He was with Juve for what, 5 years or so? If nothing else, he'd be familiar with all the curses.
 

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