The Zinedine Zidane Headbutt Statue Is A Powerful Homage To French DefeatSam Eifling9/29/12 10:55pmFiled to: DefeatOde to defeatZinedineZidaneZinedine ZidaneMarcoMaterazziWorld CupSoccerfútbolFootballFenwayWrigleyFranceJohn ElwayJean Van De VeldeSteve BartmanMoises AlouHarry CarayCarnoustie20EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkYou've probably heard by now that France - a country that Lady Liberty would tell you knows from great statues - has unveiled one of the world's finest tributes to tantrums. The pair of 16-foot resin figures outside the Pompidou Center depict everyone's favorite soccer violence blooper: Zinedine Zidane's forehead attack on Marco Materazzi during Italy's win over France in the 2006 final. Deadspin reported on the statue's very awesome existence back in the spring, but it wasn't until this week that we got to hear the equally awesome explanation for that selfsame existence. Apparently Agence France Presse pried this quote out of the exhibition organizer: "This statue goes against the tradition of making statues in honour of certain victories. It is an ode to defeat."