MOST READ LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Dressed in a red shirt and grey cap, Cantona started off by invoking William Shakespeare’s King Lear: “As flies to wanton boys, we are for the gods.”French former soccer star Eric Cantona receives the UEFA President’s Award during the Champions League group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)He added: “They will kill us for the sport. Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the aging of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal.”Cantona was known as an original thinker on and off the pitch, and has a history of making nonsensical statements.At a news conference in February 1995 after he was handed an eight-month ban for jumping into the stands and kicking a fan in England, Cantona’s only comment before walking out of the room was: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Verstappen doubtful he can catch Hamilton in F1 title race Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Eric Cantona’s speech at tonight’s #UCL draw was…something 😳 pic.twitter.com/S1YpDHFS8M— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 29, 2019MONACO — Former France great Eric Cantona gave a typically perplexing speech after collecting the UEFA presidential award at the Champions League draw.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSGinebra looks set for another titleCantona said “only accidents, crimes, wars will still kill us, but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply. I love football.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal It came after Cantona, who was fondly referred to as King Eric by fans of former club Manchester United, was asked to give his thoughts on receiving the accolade in Monaco. View comments
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