Found January 11, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
PLAYERS: Eric Cantona
Houston_texans_v_6ef6
Imagine Ron Artest Metta World Peace running for President. It could happen. Well probably not. I only bring it up because of MWP’s fan interaction during the Malice in the Palace . Why? Because eccentric Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is looking into running for the French presidency. That’s right. The same Eric Cantona who karate kicked a fan in the chops after receiving a red card in 1995 (video above). Talk about getting up close and personal with your constituents. France’s poor housing conditions have struck a chord with the soccer legend and current Director of Soccer for the New York Cosmos (a team that doesn’t really exist – yet). Cantona needs 500 mayoral signatures to be eligible to run in 2012 (apparently there are no caucuses in France. And in case you were wondering, caucus in French is réunir un comité politique). Cantona has always been a thought provoking athlete. I mean with gems like, “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Eric Cantona admits to publicity stunt

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has admitted his plan to run for the French presidency was a publicity stunt designed to get better housing for the poor. The admission was made after a letter from the ex-soccer star was sent to mayors across France asking for their support. The letter first appeared in the French daily newspaper Liberation. The announcement sparked...

Cantona asks for presidential backing

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is trying to gather enough support to enable him to run in this year's French presidential election, according to a newspaper report on Monday. Cantona, who once called on people to empty their bank accounts in protest at the global financial crisis, has reportedly written to the mayors of France seeking their backing. The 45-year...

Report: Cantona seeking support for election run

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is trying to gather enough support to enable him to run in this year's French presidential election, according to a newspaper report on Monday. Cantona, who once called on people to empty their bank accounts in protest at the global financial crisis, has reportedly written to the mayors of France seeking their backing. The 45-year...

Cantona campaigns for homeless, not presidency

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona wants France's next president to pay more attention to the homeless, but doesn't necessarily want the job himself. Cantona has used his celebrity to launch a campaign to get politicians and voters to back a French foundation that works to house the needy. He once called on people to empty their bank accounts in protest at the...

Eric Cantona's Presidential Hoax Is Part of Campaign to Promote Affordable Housing in France

Eric Cantona had a reason for fooling the French public Tuesday. The Associated Press reports the country thought former Manchester United star was planning to run for president, but it turns out he was raising support for the Fondation Abbe Pierre -- an organization working to provide housing for the poor. On Monday night, Cantona published a cryptic letter on the website of French...

Report: Cantona seeking support for election run (AP)

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is trying to gather enough support to enable him to run in this year's French presidential election, according to a newspaper report on Monday. Cantona, who once called on people to empty their bank accounts in protest at the global financial crisis, has reportedly written to the mayors of France seeking their backing.

Ferguson believes the greatest Premier League players are from Manchester United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists that with the success his club have had in the Premier League era, the greatest stars from the league have to be United players. Old Trafford has seen the likes of Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel to name a few in the Premier League. All have been managed under the watchful eye...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.