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Football Guff awards 2019

Eric Cantona

Eric was an exceptional footballer, winner of numerous trophies, scorer of cup-winning goals. But he’s probably equally well-known for talking total nonsense, and he was at it again in 2019.

While accepting the UEFA President’s Award, Cantona offered up the following by way of appreciation.

“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal.

“Only accidents, crimes, wars, will still kill us but unfortunately, crimes, wars, will multiply. I love football. Thank you.”

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