Roger Cohen compares Zidane to…Camus?

Camus, writing during World War II, the son of a man killed in World War I, captured a 20th-century senselessness in his story of a man driven to an irrational act for which he feels no remorse, for which in fact he feels nothing. The story of Zidane in the World Cup final is also a story of his age.

Hmmm. To quote Camus himself, “That must be wonderful. I have no idea of what it means.”