written by mhoye and filed under analog / July 9, 2006
“Zidane: What The Hell?!”
It’s not the first time Zidane has done this. I remember seeing a milder head-butt during the Portugal game that escaped the referees’ notice. I, however, can’t fault him for feeling like head-butting any Italian (or Portuguese or Argentine) player; I can only fault him for being bone-headed enough to actually implement it. (I have a visceral hatred of diving, and Portugal and Italy (along with Argentina) epitomize it.)
What is it with the head-butts anyway? Slaps are more satisfying.
Slaps may be more satisfying, but soccer players don’t use their hands…