Eyal Berkovic decided to kick Eric Cantona in the balls.
We probably need to explain who Eric Cantona is. In the mid-90s, the brilliant French footballer was the star of Manchester United, England's top team. However, he is best known not for his goals, but for climbing into the stands and karate kicking a fan.
We probably need to explain who Eyal Berkovic is. The Israeli footballer had a long career in the UK, which started with Southampton in 1996. Unlike Man U, Southampton is not exactly a powerhouse. And unlike Cantona, Berkovic wasn't exactly a household name. So what better way to make yourself known? Kick the top team's top player — and the league's biggest villain — in the balls.
Alas, Berkovic never got the chance. Instead, he scored two goals and assisted on three others as Southampton trashed Man U in an emphatic, historic 6:3 victory. So kicking Cantona in the balls was no longer necessary — Berkovic's soccer skills spoke for themselves.
Now, as for the incident when a teammate decided to kick Berkovic in the face...