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Seen in an article about France's "defensive prowess" - I like this title by L'Equipe, France's most read sports newspaper (and I believe also the most read newspaper in the country):

"Zidane participates in the collective effort"

And they put this title next to a picture of Zidane doing a nasty, illegal, tackle-from-behind:

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 04:16:07 AM EST
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At least that's in L'Equipe, not in a British tabloid. Otherwise we'd be in for another round of deconstruction.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 04:46:35 AM EST
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<snarky-snarkies>, Migu?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 05:21:23 AM EST
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Well, we can't see on the image whether he first touched the ball or the opponent's legs, or whether he is doing a twist.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 06:31:58 AM EST
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Exactly, he could have played the ball and then the forward fell over his outstretched leg, which is not a foul (unless our man Sepp has changed the rules again).

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 06:44:55 AM EST
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hehe that made me laugh, I imagined Zidane doing a breakdance on the field
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 09:16:34 AM EST
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