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Eric Cantona advert banned for being 'too French'

Cantona was adored at Old Trafford (©GettyImages)
Cantona was adored at Old Trafford (©GettyImages).

Former Man United star Eric Cantona has had an advert he starred in banned from TV, according to the Mail Online.

The advert for Kronenbourg 1664 compared the makers of the beer to English Premier League footballers, implying the beer was made in France.

However, the beer is in fact brewed in Manchester, by Heineken, a Duycj-owned brewer. This has resulted in the advert been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleading customers about the true origin of the drink.

In the ad, Cantons was quoted as saying: "Here in Alsace, things are a little bit different. The hop farmers are treated like the footballers of Britain.

"They are idolised and adores. And why not? They are living legends. They are the men that grow the noble hops that make Kronenbourg the taste supreme..."

Heineken claimed the ad wasn't in the wrong as it had in small print that the lager was in fact 'Brewed in the UK'. But the ASA ruled against them and decided the commercial was misleading.

It is not the first time Cantona has been involved in the banning ruling. A little over 20 years ago the Frenchman was given an eight-month ban for that infamous attack on a Crystal Palace fan.

The incident, which happened while he was playing for United, overshadowed the final part of his career and remains today one of the most well-known moments of Premier League history.


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