Cantona’s king of the beach

We’ve just received word that the French resort of Tignes is playing host to the ‘Beach Soccer European Championships’. “A beach? In Tignes? WTF?!” Yep, that’s exactly what we thought, but apparently the lake up there is home to the highest beach in Europe. Between 4th and 6th July the 8 qualified teams, which includes – wait for it – the UK(!) will therefore be battling it out in the mountains for this most Brazilian of competitions. Coaching the French team will be none other than Man Utd hero/Leeds Utd traitor Eric ‘The King’ Cantona, and the press release tells us to expect some “full-blooded matches” including “all the usual Cantona moves”. So that’s kung fu kicks into the crowd we presume? Followed by a press conference full of philosophical hogwash about seagulls. As the White Lines crew knows only too well, there was only ever one ‘king’ in a number 7 shirt, and that was Kenny Dalglish…


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