Sports LettersThe verdict on Eric Cantona

From Mr A Barker Sir: Manchester United should have dismissed Cantona on the spot. Can you imagine provocation in any other work place by one employee, resulting in such violent behaviour by another, without an immediate dismissal? Manchester United have used Cantona's aggressive behaviour for their own publicity and profit. The sham of banning him for a period on full pay is a disgrace and a terrible example to the younger generation.

Yours faithfully, ANDREW BARKER Bayswater London