World Cup final between France and Italy in 2006, Zidane head butted the Italian in the chest July 6, 2016Uncategorizedepscms . In what seemed to the fans and the TV audience like a casual conversation between an Italian player and Zidane, the Italian made a disparaging remark about Zidane’s sister. In response to the remark, and to the horror of every French fan, Zidane head butted the Italian in the chest, knocking him to the ground, and knocking himself out of the competition. He was given a red card. Without Zidane in the shootout, the French lost the match and the world cup.