Terrifying ‘Zidane’ Float At 128th Nice Carnival Will Haunt Your Slumber For Eternity (Photos)

Chris Wright

20th, February 2012


By Chris Wright

It was the 128th Nice Carnival this weekend (like you need telling!) and this year’s theme was ‘King of Sport’, which featured as it’s centrepiece a vast float which rumbled through the city at night, depicting – amongst others;  Barack Obama, The Pope, the Dalai Lama and, towering over them all, an intensely evil-looking, up-lit effigy of Zinedine Zidane – complete with a World Cup in hand and a huge red lump on his forehead, presumably as a result of boshing Marco Materazzi with it…

Grotesque, and hardly the most flattering rendition of Zizou’s icy-cold, widows-peaked glare that’s ever been committed to papier mache. There’s obviously a lot of work gone into it, but could they not have made their ‘King of Sport’ a little less nightmare-inducing? Harrowing.

As for the Obama/Pope/Dalai Lama, etc reference –  if anyone has even the slightest understanding of what’s going on there, we’d be greatly oblidged if you’d share.