01/12/2012 12:58, Report by Ben Hibbs

Video: Seagulls & sardines

One of the most memorable press conferences of all time came when Eric Cantona stunned the assembled journalists by uttering one of the greatest ever football quotes.

After saying: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they expect sardines to be thrown into the sea," he simply stood up and exited the room.

The words have been analysed over and over in the years since, and for all the apparently obvious interpretations Eric himself insists it was all just nonsense - 

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