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In Motion, At RestThe Event of the Athletic Body$
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Grant Farred

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816650231

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.001.0001

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Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Coup de Boule (Jacques Derrida)

(p.107) 3 Zinedine Zidane
In Motion, At Rest

Grant Farred

University of Minnesota Press

In the waning moments of the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, between France and Italy, Zindine Zidane, the French captain, headbutted – the famed coup de boule – an Italian player who had insulted him. To this day, Zidane has never revealed what it is the Italian, Marco Materazzi, said to him, producing the most enduring secret in football history. This chapter explores xenophobia, the anti-Islamic politics that have obtained, especially since 9//, in Europe, the politics of immigrant, the myth of equality (especially for immigrants) in republican France, and the special status of Zidane as a voyou.

Keywords:   The event, The Sports Event, Philosophy and the Sports Event, Ron Artest, Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida

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