There is a serious lesson in all this. How vital that we maintain self-control, that we not give in to anger when insulted by our adversaries. There are those who delight in baiting others and getting them to over-react and say or do something stupid. There are rarely any consequences for a carefully delivered insult, and almost always consequences for the person foolish enough to give in to anger.
Be prepared for those moments. And soccer players, take note. I hear the Italian team is now adding regular drills to practice their insults on the field.
Anger is an area of key concern to the Lord. It is interesting that some of the first words the Lord spoke to the Nephites when He came to the Americas dealt with controlling our anger and avoiding contention. Remember 3 Nephi 11:29-30:
29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.
Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.