‘As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods’: Eric Cantona speech leaves audience baffled

(CNN) — At an event where Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk were in attendance, who’d have believed a 53-year-old guy dressed in a crumpled red flannel top and horizontal cap are the headline act?
Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona stole the show with a bemusing speech, where he prophesied that individuals would eventually become immortal and quoted Shakespeare in Thursday’s Champions League draw.
The Premier League winner abandoned the audience confused along using all his acceptance speech after receiving the President’s Award in Monaco.
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„As flies to wanton boys are we to the godsthey kill us for their sport,“ Cantona stated.
„Soon the science will not just have the ability to slow down the ageing of these cells, shortly the science will resolve the cells to the country and so we’ll end up eternal.
„Just accidents, crimes, wars, will still kill us but sadly, crimes, wars, will multiply. I love football. Thank you.“
Even the footballer-turned-actor slightly misquoted the Earl of Gloucester in the Bard’s“King Lear,“ leaving the star-studded audience in a stunned silence, sharing awkward glances.
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The planet’s two greatest players in the last decade had no clue what went on.
Nor did the majority of their audience.
Former player turned pundit Gary Linekar saw it as reassurance for teams drawn in groups that were tough.
However, given for launching into monologues based on soccer, Cantona form, we should not be too surprised by this musing.
Back in 1995, after winning his appeal against a two-week prison sentence for blowing off a abusive football fan in the torso, he said:“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.“
Initials or whether footballer, Eric Cantona never fails to amuse.

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