The many headbutts of Zinedine Zidane

Okay, here’s something somewhat more amusing fun for a Friday arvo, from an email I was just forwarded. Since my last post was so dour and all. And while we’re on Zinedine Zidane, here‘s my favourite article on what Materazzi said to Zidane… five different lipreads from five different newspapers.

Here’s how the Germans saw the headbutt:


Here’s how the French saw it:


Here’s how the Italians saw it:


Here’s how the Americans saw it:


And here’s how the press reported it.


Some people have far too much time on their hands. And too much access to high-powered animation programmes.

The best comment of all on the whole incident, though, came from Mme Zidane, his allegedly insulted mother. What a violent family.

Dominic Knight