Just to keep the “Sports” tag alive, here’s a tidbit from today’s celebrity wire. The director of football for the New York Cosmos looks back on his career, and recalls with happiness and pride the time he kicked a spectator:
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has claimed that his infamous kung fu-style kick on a Crystal Palace fan was the highlight of his career.
The Frenchman was banned in 1995 after launching himself into the crowd with a kick at Palace fan Matthew Simmons after being sent off.
"When I did the kung fu kick on the hooligan, because these kind of people don't have to be at the game.
"I think maybe it's like a dream for some, you know sometimes to kick these kind of people.
"So I did it for them. So they are happy. It's a kind of freedom for them."
If you’re wondering whether the clip of a 16 year old kick can be found on YouTube, well, of course.
By the way, a detail from his wikipedia page about the fallout from the kick:
Simmons was later tried for threatening language and behaviour. He received a seven-day prison sentence, but was released the next day. It was also revealed that Simmons had previous criminal convictions, including an attempted violent robbery in 1992 where he had attacked a Sri Lankan petrol station worker with a spanner in Croydon, and that he had attended a National Front rally a short time before the Selhurst Park incident.