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'I Don't Regret My Kung Fu Kick, I Should've Kicked Harder'

Former Manchester United superstar Eric Cantona has revealed that he does not regret his infamous kung fu kick at Selhurst Park back in 1995.

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The Frenchman was banned form football for nine months after kicking Crystal Palace supporter Matthew Simmons during a Premier League clash.

During a recent Q&A session in Manchester, the former Red Devils captain was asked if he regretted the incident.

"I've said before, I should have kicked him harder but maybe tomorrow I'll say something else," Cantona said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I cannot regret it. It was a great feeling. I learned from it – I think he (Simmons) learned too.

"Nine months was a long time out and I struggled for a time, but thanks to Ferguson we won the double with a new generation."

The incident had many people talking for months on end, and the player was eventually sold by manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Cantona made 168 appearances for United, scoring 75 goals.

Do you think this incident damaged the Frenchman's reputation? Have your say in the comments section below.

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