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Samuel Eto’o Faces Ban For Zidane Headbutt, Chievo vs Inter (Video)

By Ollie Irish

Internazionale striker Samuel Eto’o is likely to face a retrospective ban for headbutting an opponent during Inter’s 2-1 defeat to Chievo on Sunday. In a brilliant irony, the headbutt happened on a weekend that saw Serie A paying tribute to Zidane.

Eto’o, unhappy with a tackle by Bostjan Cesar, ran over to Cesar and headbutted him in the chest, in a stylee that recalled Zidane’s assault on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.

The referee missed the incident, but Serie A officials can look at video evidence and take action, with a three-match ban the most likely outcome.

Inter manager Rafa Benitez claimed after the game that Eto’o was provoked by Cesar: “What Eto’o did is not something good but he took a punch first and it was provocation.

“But there’s four officials at the game and if they don’t think it deserves punishment then that’s it. He lost a bit of control, that’s clear.”

Lost control is an understament. Eto’o is a bit of a mentalist and no amount of provocation can excuse a headbutt. But the Cameroon striker showed his other side late in the game, when he scored a brilliant consolation solo goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQHFPda468#t=01m04s

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By Ollie Irish on November 22nd, 2010 in FAIL, Hardmen, Serie A, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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4 Responses to “Samuel Eto’o Faces Ban For Zidane Headbutt, Chievo vs Inter (Video)”

  1. Diego says:

    Crazy to see a Eto headbutt at least the Ref was there!

    Have a read of

    Scotland Yard: Is there too much pressure on referees?
    http://upper90magazine.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/scotland-yard/#more-270

  2. [...] Before Inter lost to Chievo this weekend, the word on Serie A Street was that Rafa Benitez had two games to save his job. Then Inter went and lost 2-1 to Chievo (a match graced by a Samuel Eto’o headbutt). [...]

  3. Andy Jo says:

    What a drama queen this EtuBrutus is, 1st he is not even touched & goes down cluchting his head, hangover from the previous nights party perhaps? then he headbutts Cesar as retaliation & claims innocence, Wanker.

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