Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue erected in Paris

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If you thought that the Michael Jackson monument outside of Fulham's Craven Cottage was the weirdest piece of football-related artwork you have ever seen then think again. 

A 16-foot statue of France legend Zinedine Zidane's iconic headbutt against Marco Matterazzi has been erected in Paris, reports the Daily Mail.  

The artwork was created by Algerian-born artist Adel Abdessemed, and depicts the moment that Zidane ended his international career by shockingly headbutting Italy defender Matterazzi during extra time of the 2006 World Cup Final. 

The statue is kept at Paris's Pompidou museum, and is a strange reminder to the French public that Zidane's actions meant he was unable to take a penalty in the vital shootout that Italy won to clinch the World Cup. 

Zidane - who won 108 caps for France - now works as a coach, and forms part of Carlo Ancelotti's backroom staff at his former club Real Madrid. 

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