Is King Eric set to rule France?
Legendary French footballer Eric Cantona highlights a cause close to his heart by running for presidency.
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 20:11

Former French footballer Eric Cantona has revealed he is running for presidency.

Tackling the housing crisis is one of the first things on his agenda as he strikes out for an issue close to his heart.

Is he doing it for kicks or could he be the real deal?

Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings investigates King Eric's unlikely goal.

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