His missus is up to the task

The little French rooster Sarkozy seems destined to get the arse from the unloving public in the next French elections. This will be no great loss, and it looks like another bloke with the kind of wife that Prince Philip would salivate over is stepping up to the mark.

Eric Cantona, the former Manchester United striker, has said he wants to run in this year’s presidential election in France and is trying to gather the signatures needed to do so.

The footballer, who would need the backing of 500 elected officials by the end of February to run, has sent a letter to French mayors describing himself as an “engaged citizen” and asking for their support.

“This engagement obliges me to speak, more earnestly than usual, but also with a keen sense of my responsibility, at a time when our country faces difficult choices which will be decisive for its future,” said the letter.

In his letter, printed in the Liberation newspaper, Cantona denounced the limited opportunities for young people in France and social injustices which were “too numerous, too violent, too systematic”, the newspaper said.


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  • sthnjeff

    Ooooo aaaaaaaa Cantona!!!!

  • ConwayCaptain

    The Poison Dwarf of the Elysee is on his way iout.

    Bet you a pound to a pinch of the brown stuff thjat within 12 months Carla will be unzippering another set of flies.

  • Peter

    King Eric of France. Legend on the field, maybe soon to be off the field as well!
    Saw him a few times when I was in the UK. I was at a game at Arsenal in Feb/Mar 2004 when he got sent off in a 2 all draw.

  • nadis

    The one problem with Sarkozy not getting re-elected is that the other team would then get in.  Socialism will solve France’s problems……….

    • They are all Socialists in France, just the degree of the disease really.

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  • Jman

    Eric the Red, one of the most brilliant footballers that’s ever graced the field. Pity that he’s a socialist.