The return leg of the South Indian derby in the Indian Super League 2016 gets underway on Super Saturday and we have some key information lined up for you. The first leg encounter between Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC turned out to be a frustrating draw, but is there anything special happening this time around?
Well, we can't say much about the outcome of the match, but we can obviously state a few things being done to make this match a special occasion by the Kerala Blasters fans at the JLN stadium in Kochi.
It will not be a good moment at all for Chennaiyin FC head coach Marco Materazzi, who according to reports, will be greeted by thousands of Zinedine Zidane faces. Well, here is what has been planned by the Kerala Blasters fans: Close to 35,000 fans at the stadium will be sporting masks of the France football legend in an effort to tease Materazzi.
The incident heads back to the FIFA World Cup 2006 final when Zidane headbutted the former Italy defender and as a result, picked the red card. Several claimed that Materazzi was absolutely theatrical and have slammed him. However, over the years, the Frenchman and the Italian have sorted things out.
In Kerala, however, things are not forgotten. The fans have organised plenty of Zidane masks for the occasion and they are also willing to offer them to other spectators who want a glimpse of it and probably don it during the match.
"Friends, I will be at Kaloor (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium) with these masks if you are ready to buy it" -- this is the message written in the masks in Malayalam.
Materazzi knows of this beforehand and he had this to say: "Did they spend lots of money for it [the masks]? I would use that money for food instead."