verb: To emotionally manipulate an individual or party during either a crucial moment or decision process, so as to elicit an angry or violent response, which leads to an advantageous upperhand for an opposing party or rival.
noun: An individual who is emotionally perturbed intentionly but underhandedly by a rival so as to gain an upperhand in a social or compettitive standing.
"John was totally played during the conference and made to loose his temper. He got totally Zidaned by his competition and looked the fool for it."
"He's smart but can be quite a Zidane and provoked to stupid acts when stressed and taunted when the pressure's on."