November 07, 2006

Zizou madness engrosses Bangladesh

French football legend and FIFA golden ball award winner Zinedine Zidane arrived in Dhaka late last night for a two days visit. He is here to unveil the non-profit Grameen Danone Food Factory, a joint venture between Grameen Bank and French food giant Danone which will produce cheap, nutritious food for the poor. Reports say he is here on the Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus's invitation (Grameen is his venture).

Zidane has been offered a lot of cash to advertise in products or just to give an autograph (report).

He will witness a match between the arch rivals of Dhaka football league Abahani and Mohamedan. Experts say that the crowd will be paying exorbitant tickets at Bangladeshi standards to enter the stadium not just to see the match but to catch a glimpse of Zidane.

Too bad people forgot his head butt so early. I wonder why celebrities are so worshiped in Bangladesh. Probably Bangladesh has not many successes to cheer about.


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