Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi has scoffed at Zinedine Zidane's latest outburst over their 2006 World Cup final clash. Zidane reopened the feud this week by insisting he would rather die than apologise for butting Materazzi in the chest four years ago.

The moment of madness saw the Frenchman sent off in his final appearance as a professional footballer and Italy went on to win the game's ultimate prize in Berlin.

Materazzi's response was swift and succinct. On his website, the defender posted a photo of the dismissed Zidane walking past the trophy, along with the message in French 'Merci beaucoup monsieur' ('Thank you very much, sir').