After kicking a fan in the Crystal Palace crowd, Eric Cantona was told he had to attend a press conference. He sat down, had a drink of water, and said: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”

Everyone was left scratching their head, trying to wonder the true meaning behind this philosophical statement. It turns out that it meant nothing though. Cantona had been told he had to say something so this is what he chose to say.

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