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Eric Cantona sings 'Will Grigg's on fire' in strange video

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Eric Cantona is an interesting character, isn’t he?

The Frenchman was one of the best footballers of his generation during his playing days, winning four Premier League titles and two FA Cups during his five seasons at Manchester United.

But he was also involved in controversy with his infamous kung-fu kick on a fan in January 1995 which saw him banned for eight months.


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While he was capable of moments of magic on the pitch, he’s also pretty legendary off of it, too.

And Cantona has just been involved in something pretty legendary.

By now, we all know who Will Grigg is and we all know he’s on fire.

Even Cantona knows this and has even belted out the song in a bizarre video for Eurosport. The former striker has been talking about all the important things at Euro 2016 and that, of course, includes Grigg.

Watch the hilariously bizarre video below:

While Grigg is most definitely on fire, he still hasn’t made an appearance at this summer’s tournament. However, somehow, Northern Ireland progressed through the group without him and face Wales on Saturday in their last-16 clash.

The whole of Europe is praying that Grigg manages to make his tournament debut during the clash.

Cantona's racism accusation

Back to Cantona, and hanging up his boots didn’t stop Cantona from hitting the headlines. Just a few days before the beginning of Euro 2016, he accused France manager Didier Deschamps of racism for leaving out Hatem Ben Arfa and Karim Benzema in an astonishing rant.

"Benzema is a great player. Ben Arfa is a great player," he told the Guardian.

"But Deschamps, he has a really French name. Maybe he is the only one in France to have a truly French name.

"Nobody in his family mixed with anybody, you know. Like the Mormons in America.

"So I'm not surprised he used the situation of Benzema not to take him.

"Especially after (French Prime Minister Manuel) Valls said he should not play for France. And Ben Arfa is maybe the best player in France today.

"But they have some origins. I am allowed to think about that."

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