translated from Spanish: Eric Cantona’s unusual speech at the UEFA awards: flies, death and science

For his palarbas and clothing, Eric Cantona did not go unnoticed in the UEFA event where the groups for the 2019-2020 Champions League were drawn and where he received the UEFA President Award in recognition of his career in the world of sport.

He arrived at the event with a beret, red shirt with her glasses on, jeans and sneakers. But what ended up marking his so much-characterized eccentricity was his thank-you speech where he spoke of religion, science, and death.

“We are for the gods the same as flies for children. They kill us for sport. Soon, science will not only be able to slow down the aging of cells, but will also repair them and thus be eternal. Only accidents, crimes, wars will kill us, but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply. I love football. Thank you,” he said upon receiving the award from Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA.

Faced with these words, the attendees were confused, even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who were sitting together in the front rows showed bewilderment. When finished, applause was heard in the room.

Original source in Spanish

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