UTD Podcast: Eric on the ‘seagulls’ quote
Find out just how Cantona’s iconic press conference comment came about…
The Seagulls press conference, did you plan that before? I didn’t plan it because my plan was not to speak to the press. Why do I have to the press? They were destroying me for weeks! But the lawyer from the club, Morris Watkins, told me I had to say something. I said no, but he told me I had to. I said something and it meant nothing to me, and they all tried to find meaning. I loved it. Did you just make it up? Yeah. I could have said ‘I love this barn’ or ‘a wire chicken is not flying over my head’. But, I did not know on the day because it was coming from my subconscious. Maybe there is a meaning, but I don’t know. I love things that happen in the subconscious. It’s the real truth.