Smiles, Everyone! Smiles!

As we mentioned Tuesday, FIFA president Sepp Bladder wants to get Marco Materazzi and Zinedine Zidane together on an island for a final reconcilliation concerning the infamous World Cup head-butting incident. But after a full 24 hours of being mocked by the British tabloids, this crackpot scheme may be coming closer to reality. On Tuesday night we had a breakthrough, as Materazzi apologized to Zidane ... sort of. Said Materazzi:

I dragged his sister into it so today I can apologise to his sister. Although I swear, before all this mess, I didn't even know Zidane had a sister. I am happy to give him the address of my house in Chieti where we can meet. I can give him my shirt and we can shake hands. FIFA can take a nice photograph and then finally everything will be over and finished with.

At the rate things are going, it won't be long before we see Zidane's sister wearing one of those Laura Quinn half-and-half jerseys.

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