"Jesus Christ said we should turn the other cheek. Unfortunately, Luis Figo is not Jesus Christ."
-- Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
on star Luis Figo
, who head-butted Dutchman Mark van Bommel
shortly after being fouled during the rough-and-tumble
Portugal-Netherlands World Cup match.
“I think there could have been a yellow card for the referee."
-- FIFA president Sepp Blatter
speaking on Portuguese television about Russian referee Valentin Ivanov
. Blatter added that Ivanov was inconsistent in his calling of the Portugal-Netherlands
game but that some of the players showed poor sportsmanship.