What did Marco Materazzi say to Zinedine Zidane? We still don't know.
But Materazzi told Gazetta dello Sport that it wasn't anything about Zidane's mom. "For me the mother is sacred," he said, through a translator.
But Zidane, who was angry at Materazzi grabbing his jersey (and possibly pinching the flesh underneath), reportedly said, "If you really want my shirt, I'll give it to you afterward."
That reportedly prompted Materazzi to say: "I'd rather take the shirt off your wife."
So, here's what we know.
For Materazzi, mothers are sacred. But wives aren't.
Until those wives become mothers, that is.