The Frenchman was particularly critical of Platini, the president of UEFA and FIFA executive committee vice-president, for his asking of Brazilians not to protest the upcoming World Cup.
Never a man to mince words, Cantona saved his gem of a quote for rationalising which of the two should or shouldn't be the man to lead FIFA.
It's politics when you get to that level. Platini was a great player, he's a great man of football, but today, he's a politician just like the rest.
On the other hand, it would be a good thing that, as they are all politicians, that a former player be elected head of FIFA. When you have to choose between the plague and cholera, it's better to get it from a doctor.