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.