Cantona in island row

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Eric Cantona was allegedly involved in a fracas on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Saturday. Cantona is reported to have launched a flying kick on an ITN reporter, Terry Lloyd, then threatened to kill him.

The attack is said to have happened when the news crew asked him when he was returning to England. The incident has been clouded by the island's police, who said they thought only an exchange of words had taken place and no charges had been filed.

Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, said that the FA will come under increasing pressure to take more punitive action. However, the FA seems likely to consider that the events are outside their jurisdiction.

"We are in touch with Manchester United to establish the full facts of what has happened. Until we establish those facts there is nothing else we can say," said David Davies, the FA's director of public affairs.

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