Materazzi has the last laugh in Nike ad

Acting like a complete tool in the World Cup hasn’t hurt Marco Materazzi’s status as an endorser. In this Nike commercial, the Italian defender, who was pummeled by a Zinedine Zidane forehead after he reportedly insulted Zidane’s sister in the closing minutes of the July final, is shown to be unfazed by all sorts of severe blows to the chest. Maybe he’s improved that part of his game, as he certainly dropped like a ton of bricks after the Zidane hit. The line at the end reads, “Every athlete has their secret weapon.” Read more about the spot here.

—Posted by Tim Nudd