It’s been a week since the “head butt heard ’round the world,” and the repercussions of Zinedene Zidane’s shot to the chest of Marco Materazzi continue to ricochet wildly throughout the internet.
Zidane has issued an apology (of sorts) for his outburst which arguably cost France the World Cup. For his part, Materazzi has reassured us that he would never dream of insulting someone’s mother. No, according to the Italian defender the insult that provoked Zidane was merely a garden variety one that is tossed around the pitch on a routine basis, implying, of course, that the French midfielder and captain overreacted.
Well, since we may never know what really happened out there, maybe it’s time to just move on. But before we do, it is worth pausing to take in a few internet videos and animations which capture the spirit of World Cup 2006:
- Diving School
- World Cup 2006 Diving Highlights
- Zidane and Friends Do the Head Butt
- A New Way to Solve Problems–Do it Like Zidane
I especially like the last one–it appears the French may have a sense of humor after all. Vive le rire!