Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has claimed that his infamous ‘kung-fu’ kick was a “dream” and a highlight of his career.
The incident, which took place at Selhurst Park back in 1995, resulted in the Manchester United forward receiving an eight-month ban and £30,000 fine.
However, the new Director of Football at New York Cosmos said: “It is a dream for some people to kick these kind of people- so I did it for them…so that they are happy.
“It’s a kind of freedom for them – so they speak about that incident because they felt something special physically.
“Maybe it was a different feeling. It is a great feeling – but different.
“I have seen so many players scoring goals and they know what that feels like, but this one – a player jumping and kicking a hooligan – it’s not the kind of thing you see every day!”
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