Eric Cantona was sent off for apparently *** conduct at Palace tonight
after Shaw appeared to impede EC's run. As he walked to the tunnel he was
verbally abused by fans. He then turned and appeared to make a two-footed
lunge, over the advertising hoarding, at a spectator. When the spectator
regained his balance 'Eric the King' (or so his video tells us) appeared to
try and punch the fan. The fan also tried to get a punch in, but did not
*seem* to land one.
Police took EC to a local station for questioning, along with Paul Ince who
also got involved in the fracas (now that is a surprise, NOT!). Police have
taken the addresses of at least 2 dozen fans who were witnesses and said that
*** had been alleged by at least one fan. The FA have already said that
charges of improper behaviour and bringing the game into disrepute will
inevitably be brought, and swiftly dealt with.
Maybe we should run a sweepstake on how many games the prat will be banned
for, though that's if he ever plays in this country again. Still, at least he
did not ruin anyone else's career. I wonder if Taggart will back him up on
this one - I think not.