22 years ago the most shocking moment in Premier League football occurred. Eric Cantona playing for Manchester United away at Selhurst Park, got sent off and then kung fu kicked a Crystal Palace fan in the face.
Commentator and Robot Wars legend, Jonathan Pearce was commentating and his monologue was nothing short of sensational. Turn the sound up and have a listen.
The mad side of genius. Cantona is dismissed! Can there be a place in the game for a man with such extravagant talent and such wicked temperament? A man who has quite rightly been dismissed. A man who has now…
OH MY GOODNESS ME. ‘He just kicked… He’s punched a fan! Eric Cantona has jumped in and scissor-kung-fu-kicked a fan!
I have never seen as disgraceful an incident as that in all my years in football. Eric Cantona should be thrown out of the game for that sort of incident.
I care not one jot about his supreme talent. He launched himself six feet into the crowd and kung-fu kicked a supporter who was, without a shadow of doubt, giving him stick.