Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue removed in Qatar

Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
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A statue of Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt from the 2006 World Cup final is taken down in Qatar.

A statue of Zinedine Zidane's headbutt from the 2006 World Cup has been taken down from the Corniche in Doha, Qatar.

The 16ft bronze sculpture, which was created by Algerian-born French artist Adel Abdessemed, portrays Zidane headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi during the final in Germany.

According to BBC Sport, the statue was removed due to negative reaction on social media, with some religious individuals claiming that it encourages idolatry, while others thought it was in poor taste.

Local reports have claimed that the statue will be placed in the Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Zinedine Zidane looks on after headbutting Marco Materazzi.
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