(24 May 1966 - )
French actor and footballer who played football for the French national team, and others, ending as a star player at Manchester United. He then made a career change to acting in movies.
Science Quotes by Ιric Cantona (1 quote)
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
— Ιric Cantona
Only utterance at press conference, directed at the media, after he won his appeal at Croydon Magistrates Court against a prison sentence for his conviction of assault on a hostile fan. Quoted in Simon Midgley, 'When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea', The Independent (31 Mar 1995). According to Maurice Watkins (legal director of Manchester United) the statement was prepared by Cantona before facing the press, though the reporters may have taken it to be spontaneous. In Simon Stone, 'Maurice Watkins reveals role in Eric Cantonas seagulls speech', The Independent (27 Nov 2012).