British Bankers' Association warns of Cantona-inspired crisis
A plan hatched by ex-footballer Eric Cantona for a mass run on the banks could cause a financial "crisis", the British Bankers' Association has admitted.
The UK trade body warned that the direct action revolution promoted by the French former Manchester United striker risked a new Northern Rock "if enough people" withdraw their savings.
"I don't understand what benefit there would be in trying to crash the banking system," a BBA spokeswoman said.
"You would very quickly get into a Northern Rock situation if everybody wanted their money at once. It wouldn't take very long before you get queues and then you would get camera crews.
"Once something looks like a crisis it becomes a crisis.
Indeed.... and of course its all Erics fault!