Eric Cantona is one of Manchester United's most legendary players. Cantona played for a number of teams during his career, but it mainly remembered for the role he played in Manchester United becoming England's most successful football club. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates.
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. 'My maternal grandparents were Spanish Republicans who fled Franco [in the Spanish Civil War] by crossing the Pyrenees on foot,' he said. So naturally, Cantona has taken action: he is going to house a family of refugees himself. 'I voted for him in 2012 but I will spoil my ballot in 2017,' said Cantona, referring to the next ballot to elect a head of state in two years' time. Earlier this month, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila told national broadcaster YLE that starting in 2016 he would offer his home in Kempele, in northern Finland, to house asylum seekers. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. The Word visits Eric Cantona's House following his 1995 Suspension from Man Utd. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts.
Eric Cantona evoked the memory of his own grandparents fleeing the Spanish Civil War this morning as he vowed to house and feed refugees for … Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is a man of his word. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Saying that the Socialists had also swung to the right, Cantona said: 'We don't want to welcome too many migrants because 55 per cent of French people are against it and because the National Front are rising in popularity, we venture on to their ground. Eric Cantona has said he will house and feed a refugee family for at least two years. Manchester United legend's decision was encouraged by the fact that his grandparents were refugees, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. He will provide a family with a small house, garden and food for at least two years, because, "if you house someone who does not have the right to work, then they need to eat too." Man of His Word Eric Cantona Promises to House and Feed Refugee Family 'Of course, certainly, and it would be good if the 65 million French people would all be willing to accept them,' Cantona replied.
Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters A g e n c e F r a n c e - P r e s s e i n P a r i s Speaking of his decision, the Manchester United legend said: “I think it’s important, and if it can serve as an example, all the better”. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? EXCLUSIVE: Founder of self-declared micronation 'Liberland'... White House officials reveal astonishment at David Cameron's... CCTV captures fly-tippers ruining a beauty spot in Tameside, Emergency services on scene after 'terror attack' in north Paris, Wirral pub name mocks Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, Dog doesn't leave its owner's side and jumps into ambulance, EU leaders continue Brexit negotiations despite Johnson's comments, Young girl walks her pet tiger on a leash in Mexico, Masked thugs attack man from behind in Birmingham shopping centre, Londoners enjoy night out before Tier 2 restrictions kick in, Emmanuel Macron decries 'Islamist terrorist attack' in Paris, PM would rather work 'with the support of local authorities', Hundreds queue in China for experimental coronavirus vaccine, China releases footage of it's Air Force conducting a live-fire drill. The Boomtown Rats singer told Irish radio that he felt sick at seeing images of tragic toddler Aylan Kurdi body lying drowned on a Turkish beach, adding 'I look at it with profound shame and a monstrous betrayal of who we are and what we wish to be.'. Cantona knows this well, having delivered one of the shortest press conferences of all time in 1995 when he told a room of bemused English journalists: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.".
', Harrowing: Bob Geldof recently told Irish radio that he felt sick at seeing images of tragic toddler Aylan Kurdi body lying drowned on a Turkish beach, adding 'I look at it with profound shame and a monstrous betrayal of who we are and what we wish to be.'. Inspired: French football legend Eric Cantona told French radio that his own dramatic family history had inspired him to take in a family of migrants, something he had hinted at doing earlier this month, Human tide: Directed by Hungarian police a huge group of desperate refugees make their way through the countryside near the Croatian border. Published: 10:17 EDT, 22 September 2015 | Updated: 18:59 EDT, 22 September 2015. Cantona is not the first high profile person to offer up their home to refugees. Cantona, who carved out a successful second career as an actor since hanging up his boots, also said he has been disgusted by a rise in xenophobia stirred up by Europe's right wing politicians.
Damn right, Eric. He said: “If you house someone who does not have the right to work, then they need to eat too.”.
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