Cantona also criticised the attitude of Thierry Henry, whose handball set up France’s winning goal in their 2-1 aggregate play-off victory over the Republic of Ireland.
“What shocked me most wasn’t the handball, honestly,” said Cantona. “What shocked me most was that at the end of the match, in front of the television cameras, this player (Henry) went and sat down next to an Irish player to console him, even though he’d screwed them three minutes earlier.
“If I’d been Irish, he wouldn’t have lasted three seconds.”
Credit to Elgig.