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Fans get kick to see Cantona in the flesh

Wed, Jun 3, 2009

Featured, Sightings

Spotted at: Light House Cinema, Dublin

For: Irish premiere of Looking for Eric


Cantona arrived at the Light House Cinema in Dublin yesterday for the Irish premiere of Looking for Eric, a film made by the director Ken Loach.

Hundreds of Manchester United fans, some of whom weren’t born by the time Cantona had retired, turned up for the premiere chanting the familiar refrain “Ooh-ah, Cantona” and waving those blue, white and red flags with Cantona’s image in the middle.

“It still a surprise for me, especially the young who weren’t born. Maybe they like me as an actor, no?” said Cantona, wearing a thick beard as befits the image of the footballer turned philosopher. Cantona indulged them all signing autographs and a scooter with his image on it owned by United fanatic Matt Farrell.

Source: The Irish Times

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