letters to the editor:Ty Cobb: best player, worst human

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From Mr Neil Franklin Sir: The Independent (18 January) reported that Eric Cantona had been subjected to taunts of "dirty French bastard, fuck off home to France" by the supporter he then attacked. Your leading article of the same edition entitled "The lessons of Auschwitz" stated that "racism is to be feared and fought in all places and at all times". Here's to you, Eric.

Yours faithfully, NEIL FRANKLIN London, S13

27 January