And one of my former favorite players disgraces himself, his country, and the sport with a shameful headbutt. He is retiring, and now that he has shown he cannot control himself, I let go of my soccer affection for him and say, "Good riddance." Whatever was said does not warrant that reaction in a game, let alone a game of this significance: the World Cup Final and his last match for his country and possibly professionally.
But enough of that. Enough of him.