MONACO – Former France great Eric Cantona gave a typically perplexing speech after collecting the Uefa presidential award at the Champions League draw.
Cantona said “only accidents, crimes, wars will still kill us, but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply. I love football.”
It came after Cantona, who was fondly referred to as ‘King Eric’ by fans of former club Manchester United, was asked to give his thoughts on receiving the accolade in Monaco.
Dressed in a red shirt and grey cap, Cantona started off by invoking William Shakespeare’s King Lear: “As flies to wanton boys, we are for the gods.”
He added: “They will kill us for the sport. Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the aging of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state, and so we will become eternal.”