Kyrgios fined for lewd comments on Wawrinka's girlfriend
Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka garnered headlines for their involvement in a heated confrontation in the locker room after Kyrgios made a snide remark about Wawrinka's girlfriend. Kyrgios' on-court comment that his opponent's friend and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with Donna Vekic, Wawrinka's girlfriend, prompted this controversy. The Australian has been fined £4,700 for the comments picked up by courtside microphone.
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Zinedine Zidane's 2006 World Cup headbutt is probably the most controversial event in football. He allegedly charged at Italian Marco Materazzi for hurling spiteful words at him. There were conflicting speculations suggesting Materazzi commented about Zidane's mother and terrorism. Though Materazzi himself admitted to having said: "I prefer the whore that is your sister" which made the French player lose his cool.
The Zidane headbutt was immortalized by Adel Abdessemed, an Algerian-born artist, in a 16 feet high bronze statue which was displayed in Paris in October 2013, outside the Pompidou art museum.
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Expressing his disappointment at Nick Kyrgios comments, Wawrinka tweeted "What was said I wouldn't say to my worst enemy. To stoop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief."