Cantona, like other artistic geniuses is, and always will be, a highly volatile character whilst performing magical delights with the ball; with it will occasionally come moments of self-destructive recklessness. It is this volatile spark that makes him the magician he is.
I can only hope that Cantona's current separation from the "beautiful game'' will not end in divorce. There is, and always will be, a place for the flawed artistic geniuses of this world: the legend of their skills is as immortal as we are mortal.
Yours faithfully, PETER COLLINS Sunbury-on-Thames MiddlesexReuse content