Eric Cantona is used to the headlines but usually for the wrong reasons. The former Manchester United forward who was as controversial as Balotelli in his playing days and as talented but more consistent is in the news this time for the right reasons.
Cantona told a French radio station that he has decided to house and feed one refugee family for at least two years. ‘I’m organising that with authorities in Marseille’ Cantona told France Inter radio. ‘If you house someone who does not have the right to work, then they need to eat too.” The French Manchester United legend told the reporters that he was going to provide a house, food and even a small garden for the family he ended up housing.
Cantona revealed that his parents were also refugees at a point in his life and as such he felt a connection to the refugees in Europe and a need to help them