Thu, Dec 2, 2010
Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister has told Cantona to stick to his speciality (football) and not interfere in how the financial system works.
“Mr Cantona is no stranger to controversy. He is a great footballer, but I’m not sure we need to pay heed to all his suggestions,” Ms Lagarde said.
“Each to their own,” Lagarde said, when asked about Cantona’s proposal. “There are those who play football magnificently, and I would not dare to try. I think it’s best for everyone to stick to their own speciality.”
In a filmed interview last month that became a YouTube hit (YouTube video available below), Cantona called for a revolution, asking millions of to start withdrawing their money from their banks.
Cantona’s call has been taken up by Stop Banque, a France-based movement that is advocating a run on banks on Dec. 7.