Kung fu kick highlight of Cantona career

Updated: 05 March 2011 19:04 IST

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has claimed that his infamous kung fu-style kick on a Crystal Palace fan was the highlight of his

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has claimed that his infamous kung fu-style kick on a Crystal Palace fan was the highlight of his career.

 

The Frenchman was banned in 1995 after launching himself into the crowd with a kick at Palace fan Matthew Simmons after being sent off.

 

Cantona, who recently became director of football for the New York Cosmos, admitted the incident was a mistake but that he did it to "make fans happy".

 

Asked on BBC's Football Focus what the highlight of his career was, Cantona said: "When I did the kung fu kick on the hooligan, because these kind of people don't have to be at the game.

 

"I think maybe it's like a dream for some, you know sometimes to kick these kind of people.

 

"So I did it for them. So they are happy. It's a kind of freedom for them.

 

"So I speak about that because maybe they felt it. Because they felt something special physically. Maybe it was a different feeling.

 

"It's a great feeling, but different."

 

Topics : Football Crystal Palace Wayne Rooney Chelsea Arsenal Alex Ferguson Manchester United
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