It is a shard of pottery used for practice. I had it wrong all along. When I notice the tiny black line denoting the bottom of her chin and understood it as such I became excited because the artist arrived at a solution so similar to one I painted myself. I saw my own earlier picture where before I had seen something more like Matisse, more unusual, but no, it conformed to canon and the little black line is the tell.
This is especially important for politicized race-obsessed American media. This man is British with mixed race parents, however, it's vitally important the media depict the man as "white supremacist" even while they contrive new races to maintain their racial insistence, "White-Hispanic" brand spanking shining neologism (itself dependent upon a contrived and objectionable ethnonym) applied to Zimmerman. It was important the tales be told and repeated just so.
At this point it can be safely assumed American media is lying to you, and for the best of reasoning they can muster. Here, the Daily Mail did not do what all American media did do.