Today is the day of Cantona’s call for revolution in the banking system, will anything significant happen?
Cantona told the daily Liberation that he would heed his own call to withdraw money.
“Given the strange solidarity that has sprung up, yes. On December 7, I’ll be at the bank.”
Online supporters have pledged that they will either definitely or probably withdraw cash. They are aiming for a bank-run like that which hit the UK’s Northern Rock in 2008.
Ministers all over Europe have derided the calls, with Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, telling Cantona to stick to football instead.
Francois Baroin, the French budget minister, said Cantona’s call “would be comic if it weren’t tragic,” describing it as “grotesque and irresponsible”.
Will you be heeding Cantona’s call for revolution? Let us know in the comments!