Tuesday, July 11, 2006

zidane bow out in style

i must be the last person to know that zidane did a head butt. i only watched the first half of the world cup final before dozing off. when i awoke it was the penalties, so i just shut off the tv and went to sleep. i dont like watching penalties, it is as good as flipping the coin to decide the winner.

so later at night, i was watching the repeat, just from the 2nd half onwards, then towards extra time, and then bam ! that must be the most comical thing i've ever saw in my life. zidane head butt that italian dude, like a bull charging towards the torero. only thing short off was zidane's hands on his head.

many theories has been found as to his outburst. but ducky think its just 2 very simple reason.

1 being the old man zidane is god damn tired. after 90 minutes of play, he has to play another 30 minutes and then penalty kick ? they even took out ribery and henry, whom are much younger then him. the man is 34 years old he is tired, he wants a rest. and since nobody seems to be bothered about that, he got himself sent off, in style. head butt materazzi.

2nd reason, being this is his last football game, and he wanted to leave the football scene with a big bang, something ppl can remember off for the rest of their life. a bull charge like head butt. i have no condemnation for this man. matter of fact i give him a big show of hand for his bravery act. stupid ? no it was classy. one of a kind, those that will remain in ppl memories long after world cup 2006.

how many ppl actually remember pele great goals ? zico ? platini ? maradonna ? none right. i still remember maradonna hand of god, platini missed penalty kick, cantona flying kick, rijkaard spitting on voeller, that columbia keeper that ran to the other side to score a goal, pele's bicycle kick and now the famous zidane head-butt.

great goals and great moments of football, its not how great the goal was scored, but how controversial the goal was scored or how extraordinary the goal was scored or in this case a sheer moment of spectacular event, a head-butt.

long live zidane, hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray.

8 comments:

Yodaddy said...

Zenedine "IronHead" Zidane was the nickname he earned 8 years ago when he headed 2 against Brazil. Now 8 years later, he once again gave us a glimpse of how 'dangerous' he was against his opponent.

angel said...

an emotional sore loser!

ducky said...

i guess he should join wwe, great future with his head butt as the secret weapon.

where got sore loser, that italian dude had it coming lah.

The Great Swifty said...

Yeah, it's one hell of an exit. There are flash games based on this incident now where you play Zidane and you have to headbutt all Materazzis that appear onscreen.

Daniel Franklin Gomez said...

It's shocking to say the least 'bout old man Zidane. But I don't think his loss affected France in any way. Penalty shootouts are ultimately lotteries...

ducky said...

like that shoot sadam game.

yeah, 10 men or 11 at extra time, its all about being extra careful. then the penalty shoot out. flip the coin lah.

angel said...

ducky! lu mana pergi??

ducky said...

i'm here, just been busy thats all.