International

Cantona offers shelter to migrants

2015-09-23 09:49
Eric Cantona (AFP)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona says he will make one of his homes available to migrants arriving in France.

Cantona told France Inter radio on Tuesday that he is setting up a plan with authorities in Marseille to lend a 50 square meter house, along with a large garden, to people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Cantona, who said he is committing himself over at least a two-year period, will also provide food for those staying in the house.

Cantona said "my maternal grandparents went through this because they were Spanish Republicans who fled Franco's regime."

French President Francois Hollande has agreed to take 24,000 migrants over two years.

Read more on:    eric cantona  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.