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When pundits or supporters use the phrase ‘football is in his blood’, it’s generally football jargon, a metaphor to symbolise the impact the sport has had on the subject’s life. It’s not factual. When a football commentator once claimed Zinedine Zidane had football in his blood during a match between France and Portugal, he didn’t literally mean the Real Madrid legend had microscopic spheres adorned with the France ’98 World Cup logo rolling down his veins. But...