Zinedine Zidane on Marco Materazzi
Italy vs France, 2006 World Cup Final
The world watched, rubbing its eyes. It was going so well - he had shown unbelievable impudence and class from the penalty spot earlier in the game, and there was a chance that he would have bowed out of football in the most romantic fashion.
But Zinedine Zidane's Glasgow Kiss to Marco Materazzi saw a legend of the game tarnish the final match of a glorious career with a red card. But it wasn't just any match - it was the World Cup final.
The newspapers had a field day, bandying about possible insults that could have pushed Zizou over the edge. The Daily Star, in particular, enjoyed their role in proceedings, "exclusively revealing" made-up details, about which they would later be forced to apologise.
The paper used a front-page photo with a speech bubble from Materazzi's mouth stating: "Your Mum's a Terrorist Wh*re." Their remarkable selection of headlines also included "What Made ZZ Blow His Top" and "Zid's Vicious Over Wh*re Slur on Mum - The Cruel Taunt That Made Legend Lose It."
Football hadn't seen such column inches in the UK since Goldenballs' leg twitch eight years previously. But should Zidane's nutting of the Italian have surprised people so much? The card was Zizou's 14th red - that's two more than Vinnie Jones.