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Zidane's World Cup Headbutt Immortalized In France
« on: Sep 27, 2012, 02:59 PM »
Do you remember the infamous Zidane headbutt on Materazzi during the World Cup Final in 2006? It has be immortalized with a giant statue in front of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
The bronze work of art, simply titled"Headbutt", was Wednesday attracting crowds of tourists and locals who jostled to have their photos taken in front of the five-metre (16-foot) statue.
The sculpture is by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed.
"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues in honour of certain victories.It is an ode to defeat," said exhibition organiser Alain Michaud.
I suggest we get a statue for Yakubu Aiyegbeni's miss in the last World Cup. They should lay emphasis on the smile on his face with the chewing-gum in his mouth.