Things are not always as they seem. For instance, look at this completely innocent photo:
If you watched the FIFA World Cup of Soccer in Germany last week you might have heard about the infamous Zidane head-butt. But everyone sees things differently. As a public service I have assembled here the views of that incident as seen by:
The Hong Kong:
Conspiracy Theory Crowd:
The Mortal Kombat Gamers:
Old Super Mario Bros Fans:
You can now play the Zidane Butt Game (Click on the field to start)
Of course some French soccer fans thought it was the end of the world:
Related: 850 the buzz - Zidane GIF Blowout; Mama Wants Materazzi’s Balls, Excerpt: As for the story, it simply won’t die. Zidane explained his side of the story today, and actually shows some signs of regret. Zidane said, "It was an inexcusable gesture and to them, and the people in education whose job it is to show children what they should and shouldn’t do, I want to apologize”. Nice to see he was thinking of the children. FIFA might have the children in mind if they strip Zidane of his Golden Ball (don’t snicker).
Anil Dash - Zidane World Cup Headbutt Animation Festival, Excerpt:
Zinedine Zidane's savage headbutt of Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final has touched on many things: Race, family, country, terrorism, sportsmanship. But more than anything else, it's united the entire Internet around the most important thing. Wacky animations!
Here's Nintendo World Cup Soccer
A tip of the turban to yayhooray for some of the gifs.
Zidane's head-butt inspires summer song: PARIS (Reuters) - France has a case of summer blues over its World Cup soccer defeat but captain Zinedine Zidane's head-butt on Italy defender Marco Materazzi in Sunday's final is already the subject of a song that aims to be a holiday hit.
"Coup de Boule", the French translation for head-butt, was written after France's defeat by the three associates of Plage Records, www.laplagerecords.com, a small label specialising in advertising music.
If you missed the actual event at the France vs Italy Fifa Final, here it is:
The poster of this video says, "The last 5 min of the match between France and England, Zidane changes the score. Its one of the greatest matches in football's history....." It's from Al-Jazeera TV and the Arabic sportscaster is beside himself:
In the Miss World Pageant, it is interesting to see that Miss France is now emulating Zidane: Click here . (right click save as... if you want a copy on your hard disk)