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German World Cup Official - Kiessling!

  1. Jul 11, 2006 #1

    Astronuc

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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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  3. Jul 12, 2006 #2

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    I can think of only one likely reason.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2006 #3
    Was he the one who red-carded Zidane?
     
  5. Jul 12, 2006 #4
    Obviously didn't enjoy the final match...
     
  6. Jul 12, 2006 #5

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    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 says Kiessling had "political" problems, but doesn't give much more info.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2006 #6
    Now there are two world cup mysteries.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2006 #7
    What's the first one?
     
  9. Jul 12, 2006 #8
    The thing Matterazzi said to Zidane. There are many stories flaoting around, but we haven't heard anything from the donkey's mouth, yet.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2006 #9

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    :confused:
     
  11. Jul 12, 2006 #10

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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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  13. Jul 13, 2006 #12

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    said Materazzi! Interesting.

    Materazzi denies any insults, Zizou insists Materazzi insulted his mother and sister.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2006 #13
    Materazzi isn't denying any insults, he admitted to insulted Zidane but says it had nothing to do with his mother or terrorism.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2006 #14

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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.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2006 #15

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    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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