Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cantona’s kung-fu kick

Former Manchester United icon Eric Cantona lashed out at a Crystal Palace fan in 1995 and paid dearly for it. His punishments for his kung fu attack were well deserved.

He was fined 20,000 pounds and banned from playing for nine months; additionally he was stripped of the French national captaincy.

Cantona, famous for his fiery temper claims the fan shouted racial insults and threw a missile at him as he walked off the pitch after being given a red card for kicking another player during a tackle.

In the incident, Cantona jumped at the fan with both feet and kicked him in the chest, he then punched him as a security person tried to intervene and stop the situation from getting worse:



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

a great moment, everyone loves to see a palace fan get a good kicking ;)
but why should players take that kind of abuse

6/28/2007 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan."

- Cantona

6/28/2007 10:39 AM  

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