Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Zidane should try 1-800-FLOWERS instead

Zidane's headbutt: effective in person, not on the phone

Zinedine Zidane is world-famous, even infamous in some circles for his iconic headbutt in the World Cup Final less than 18 months ago. However, he's still not famous enough, as he found out when trying to call the injured Ronaldo, a former teammate at Real Madrid, in a Paris hospital.

Why? Because the hospital operator had no idea who he was.

From the story at

Zidane yesterday rang up the hospital that Ronaldo is staying at in order to speak to his old colleague and friend.

When the hospital telephone operator asked who was calling, incredibly the name Zinedine Zidane was not recognised by the employee, thus the 1998 World Cup winner was not granted permission to speak to Ronaldo.

It's embarrassing and hilarious at the same time. I can only imagine that the telephone operator is a distant cousin of Marco "Who, Me?" Materazzi.

Get well soon, Ronaldo! Hopefully only nine-to-twelve months more before we'll see you back on the pitch.

1 comment:

ΓΌ75 said...

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