Eric Cantona donates Rolls Royce for charity

Eric Cantona
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Eric Cantona donates a Rolls Royce to an auction in Paris and helps raise over £100,000 for a homeless charity.

Former Manchester United captain Eric Cantona has donated a Rolls Royce to a graffiti artist in order to raise money for a homeless charity in Paris.

The retired forward gave the 1984 Rolls Royce Corniche II to artist JonOne, who covered the vehicle in bright coloured paint ahead of an auction in the French capital.

"I decided to donate it because it's the ultimate symbol of wealth and will help those in ultimate poverty," the Daily Mail quotes Cantona as saying.

"This Rolls Royce painted by the world-renowned street artist JonOne has a real coherence and a lot of force."

The car went for around £105,000 at the auction, which is more than double its estimated worth.

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