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    The definitive Zinedine Zidane post

    by Sunny
    15th July, 2006 at 3:46 am    

    It would be stating the patently obvious when I say never has one incident in football been the subject of so much hilarity. Even my mother has been speculating on what happened and she didn’t even care for who Zidane was two weeks ago. The world has gone mad.

    Anyway, in order to celebrate the glorious head-butt (kids, I do not condone violence), I’ve culled together some animations from around the web and from emails.

    Who cares what Materazzi said - he is still a twat and France deserved to win. Bastards.

    It will take a while for all the images to load properly, so wait a while and then scroll down.

    As seen by the Germans:

    As seen by the French:

    As seen by the Italians:

    As seen by the Americans:

    As seen by the Japanese:

    As seen by the press:

    Other random ones

    As seen by Hamas / Hizbullah

    French: Zidane saves the day

    As seen by Manga fanatics

    It’s Hammer-time!

    As seen by Rohin and Raz

    As seen by Zidane

    As seen on the Ninento DS

    Update: Robert has a video with all of these animations collated.

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    1. Robert Sharp » Blog Archive » Two Zizou round-ups

      [...] Sunny at Pickled Politics has curated a similar festival. [...]

    1. Kulvinder — on 15th July, 2006 at 4:22 am  

      Im actually lolling (yes i have laughed out loud) at the summing up of those clips :)

      Can i suggest

      2) The conspiracy theorists

      10) /.

      7 needs something porn related..raz should think of something :D

      very funny though

    2. Kulvinder — on 15th July, 2006 at 4:24 am  

      9) As seen by zidane!

    3. Bikhair aka Taqiyyah — on 15th July, 2006 at 5:12 am  


      Number seven is terrible. You always have to go an ruin a good bit. Anyway that was great.

    4. gunjan — on 15th July, 2006 at 8:28 am  

      That was hilarious!
      lmfao @ 7

    5. Sahib — on 15th July, 2006 at 9:04 am  

      I like the Japenese one as well.

      If it was anyone else would condemn the head butt, but i love Zidane too much.

    6. Desi Italiana — on 15th July, 2006 at 9:50 am  


      “France deserved to win. Bastards.”

      Take that back. I mean it. Take that BACK.

    7. Jackson — on 15th July, 2006 at 11:38 am  

      These are pure GENIUS

    8. Dinesh Patel — on 15th July, 2006 at 12:33 pm  

      I find the whole situation laughable with the Zidane issue.

      Racism has been rife in football for as far as I can remember. But players are always told to ingore it and any other provocation.

      If you don’t ingnore it, you play into your opponent players/fans hands.

      What I don’t understand though, it why just cause Zidane done it, all of a sudden it is acceptable to headbutt someone if they insult your family??!!

      Are you honestly trying to tell me, that no-one has ever insulted anyones family before on the pitch??

    9. Kulvinder — on 15th July, 2006 at 1:26 pm  

      Racism has been rife in football for as far as I can remember. But players are always told to ingore it and any other provocation.

      They’re told not to react to it but they’ve never been told to ignore it! (and hopefully soon homophobia)

    10. Nyrone — on 15th July, 2006 at 2:58 pm  

      Great animations! Loved the Japanese one!

    11. Sunny — on 15th July, 2006 at 3:08 pm  

      “Take that back. I mean it. Take that BACK.”

      Ha ha! :evil: I knew you were going to say something like that.

    12. Effing and Blinding — on 15th July, 2006 at 4:38 pm  

      Is there room for ‘As seen by the Australians’ with Zippy the Zebra missing Divey McDiver by feet with Divey still hitting the floor clutching his ankle or something.

      Sledging (insulting your opponents) is a big part of Australian sport - part of character building, and it is all left on the field unless it is racial. In other words, you can’t call someone a ‘black c**t’, but you are free to call them a ‘stupid c**t’. You see, it is the first bit they take exception to - the last bit they agree with.

      A classic was a bulky Zimbabwean cricketer, Ed Brandes who hit a boundary in a match. The angry Australian bowler, Glenn McGrath said to him ‘why are you so fat’. He reply: ‘Coz every time I f**k your wife, she gives me a buscuit’. Great laughs all round.

    13. sleepy — on 15th July, 2006 at 4:54 pm  

      Desi Italiana,
      “Take that back. I mean it. Take that BACK.”

      It’s the truth though, and yes it may hurt, but it’s the truth.
      I like #2, Zidane was saving him from the psycho salt-deprived cat gang. How very very noble, wouldn’t you agree?

    14. Zak — on 15th July, 2006 at 5:41 pm  

      Haha that was some good stuff. have you seen the Zidane game doing the rounds?

    15. Leon — on 15th July, 2006 at 6:50 pm  

      France did deserve to win. The Italians football can be judged further on this weeks relagations for corruption…

    16. Opinionated Voice — on 16th July, 2006 at 2:55 am  

      lol.. these are mad.

    17. curious? — on 17th July, 2006 at 11:56 am  


    18. Nush — on 19th July, 2006 at 11:46 am  

      ha ha! i go those images on email too

    19. sonia — on 19th July, 2006 at 12:02 pm  

      yeah i got them via email - such a laugh.

    20. Dinesh Patel — on 13th August, 2006 at 8:11 pm  

      apparently, they have both been fined and banned.
      Zindane only got an extra day.

      So the lesson to footballers is, if you are provoked and do nothing, the other guy will get away with it,
      so headbutt him…

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