Cantona sues NY Cosmos

2015-05-20 17:33
Eric Cantona (File)

New York - Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has sued the New York Cosmos, alleging the team fired him without paying him nearly $1 million in salary and a 4 per cent equity interest.

Cantona, 48, a Frenchman who won four Premier League titles in five years with Manchester United in the 1990s, was hired by the Cosmos in 2011 to be the team's director of soccer.

He was fired by the Cosmos after getting into a scuffle with a photographer in London last year and Cantona alleges the club never paid him the $961 290 in salary he is owed.

The Cosmos did not immediately comment on the lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

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