Tuesday, July 11, 2006

World Cup High Jinks

If you saw any news at all over the weekend, you probably saw this clip from the World Cup Final match, where France's Zidane head-butted Italy's Materazzi and was subsequently thrown out of the game.



Last night Jay Leno had the funniest observation I have yet heard about the incident. According to Leno, Italy...
...won after France's best player got ejected for head butting. That's the closest anyone in a French uniform has come to combat in 60 years. Can you believe that? I mean, the French finally find somebody who's willing to fight, and they kick him out!

UPDATE: Here is another video of the confrontation from a different camera angle, close-up and at field level.

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