Retro Football: ‘I’d Piss In The Pope’s Ass’ – Eric Cantona Doles Out Extreme Papal Unpleasantries On Live French TV (Video)

By Chris Wright

‘Tis King Eric’s 49th birthday today, so we thought we’d celebrate by revisiting his finest hour; his appearance on live French debate show Coté Tribune back in  2001 – in which, while under questioning about his infamous kung-fu assault at Selhurst Park, Cantona takes flight after being riled by a journalist describing said incident as ‘unforgivable’, a rant which ultimately sees him vowing to do the Pope an extreme urinary disservice then promising every journalist in the land the same treatment…

(Warning: there’s a bit of choice language in the subtitles)

We know the subtitles say otherwise, but Pies’ keen grasp of French expletives leads us to believe that Cantona actually says ‘I piss in his/their ass.’ What a guy. Happy Birthday Eric, you raging, mono-browed vortex of eloquent madness.

Do you know what? The Pope really did wear a rolex.

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  1. rich says:

    absolute legend.

  2. Harry says:

    Legend? I’m not so sure he is a “legend” for that. My question to you all is would Joey Barton be a legend if he did a live interview like that?

    I’m all for freedom of speech but I do think it depends who is saying these things..

  3. Pedro says:

    If that makes a legend in your books then il fuck you In the ass too.

  4. Red says:

    joey Barton is a thug both on and off the pitch. The King may have hurt one spectator but apart from that you cant really point to any other violent act that he commited.

  5. Toz says:

    He’s a legend for how good he was, but an idiot for how he acted. Don’t confuse the two.

  6. Al says:

    @ Harry – if Joey Barton was half the footballer Cantona was then yes he probably would be a legend if he did something like this. Cantona has provided much joy to people over the years with his football skills(not me though, Liverpool fan) and as a rsult people tend to overlook his shortcomings, see also George Best, Maradonna, Gazza, the list is extensive.
    Joey Barton on the other hand is nothing more than a run of the mill footballer who can’t seem to grasp that he isn’t a superstar and as such can’t get away with this type of behaviour

  7. Swenger says:

    The church had it coming. If they think, nay believe, it’s alright to stick their holy pricks in children, surely Eric’s free to return the favour ;)

  8. eric says:

    yea comparing Joey Barton to Eric Cantona is like trying equate kingrib to filet mignon. Also Cantona’s unibrow is all powerful and knowing whilst all the Barton hipster hair and stache voodoo could not hold a flame to Monsiuer Cantona’s brilliance. What Style, What Class! Roi Joyeux Anniversaire

  9. Eric says:

    Yea comparing Joey Barton to Eric Cantona is like trying to equate Kingrib with filet mignon. Also Cantona’s unibrow in all its majesterial prowess is all powerful and knowing, whilst all the Barton hipster dos and staches are just petty fodder for horror hair. Roi Joyeux Anniversaire. What brilliance, what class, what style!!

  10. Graham says:

    Anyone who compares Cantona to Barton ought to have their ass pissed in, to be frank.

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  12. Lucid says:

    He’s actually 46 today.

  13. Alex says:

    He’s born in 1966 so he’s 46!

    PS: great video, though

  14. Jarren says:

    Long live the King!

  15. KingRighteous says:

    Not longer watchable, can anyone re upload the vid? Not a united fan but always respected Cantona.

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