Snapshot: Zidane’s Headbutt On Materazzi Immortalised As Sculpture

Chris Wright

13th, March 2012


By Chris Wright


The moment that, during the 2006 World Cup Final, Zinedine Zidane sensed a final, glorious swansong and bowed out of the game with a celestially graceful headbutt to Marco Materazzi’s sternum has been immortalised in bronze as part of an exhibition entitled  ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf’ by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed – which is due to go on show in the David Zwirner Gallery in New York shortly…

Which is nice ‘n’ all, but we at Pies can’t help but think a life-size casting of this haunting image would’ve made for an altogether more dynamic piece of work…

Look at all that lovely negative space.

Image: MARCA

Posted in Hardmen, World Cup

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  1. optimisticprime says:

    LOL at the comment about negative space, ive seen ppl charged with assault for a lot less than de jong’ chuck norris inspired fly kick. Go the Oranje tho, hopefully they can get back to playing ‘beautiful’ football.

  2. Mr. Sparkle says:

    They ever played beautiful football without resorting to fouling and gladiator tactics?

    I feel like I’m watching The Hunger Games when I watch the Dutch play…

  3. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    Oh come on Mr. Sparkle, now you’re just being ridiculous. I can’t be objective here, since I’m Dutch myself, but…come on.

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