Tuesday, 26 January 2010

15 Years Ago Today


Crazy to think that it's been 15 years since Eric Cantona launched himself like a loon into the crowd at Crystal Palace after his sending off.  Cantona was, arguably still is, an enigma and in all honesty one of about two, maybe three, United players that I've actually liked in 25 years of following football.  That moment at Palace seems like five minutes ago to me and I can remember at the time thinking how hilarious it was.  The press conference that followed is equally a delight.

I love the sip of water three words in and the press laughing in shock at his words.  Crazy?  Yes.  Deliberately non apologetic?  Absolutely.  Ego the size of a large house?  God yes.  Funny though?  Very.

In interests of equality (and to keep AT and JMcG off my back) here some of Eric scoring some goals and that.  (But no acting.)

Thanks to @_3_ for spotting an article on the web that I plagiarised the videos from.