Eric Cantona retired from football too early for most people’s liking, such was his supreme skill and, let’s be honest, coolness. However, football’s loss was the acting industry’s game.
But don’t think for one minute that the film making may have diminished some of Eric’s ability to kick a ball – whatever its shape.
Ina rather bizarre turn of events, Cantona found himself as joint referee for a football/rugby match between Marseille and Toulon, when the former Manchester United legend was challenged to a crossbar challenge competition using a rugby ball.
Eric being Eric, he absolutely nailed it flush off the bar.