Nine years ago almost this very second (whenever you’re reading this, it’s still true – this event happens on a continual time loop for eternity), Zinedine Zidane made all of the world’s humble gif-cobblers the happiest when he stabbed Marco Materazzi in the chest with his big shiny dome.
What was said? Something about Zidane’s mother? His Algerian heritage? Probably. In any case, the result was France ultimately losing on penalties to Italy and the abrupt end of one of the great international careers of all time.
It also led to one of the iconic soccer photos of all time. Au revoir, monsieur Zidane.