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The Headbutt Celebrated Around the World


I am not quite sure why two year old sporting news is relevant in an interview with a woman who has just escaped after six years as a hostage, but apparently Ingrid Betancourt has recently discussed in Paris Match her reaction to Zidane’s infamous headbutt in the 2006 World Cup finals. As reported, Betancourt fully supported Zizou.

While I did my best to rationalize Zizou’s counter-agression as a political statement against the tolerance of racism and the hyprocisy of patriotism, I still do not see why it is being discussed with Betancourt. Unless she simply felt compelled to assert her Frenchness to the French reading public?


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