ERIC CANTONA saw red in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox, his third sending-off this year. Claiming gold in Helsinki were Britain's athletes Steve Backley, Linford Christie and Du'Aine Ladejo. There was claret spilled at West Ham United, with the manager Billy Bonds quitting the Premiership club after 27 years. The united colours of Benetton were in disarray as FIA, the world governing body, rejected their claims over a missing fuel filter. Rugby union's mandarins were in a blue funk over the inexorable spread of professionalism in the game.