If Twitter had been around for Eric Cantona's kung fu kick it might have looked something like this...
The internet wasn't around when Eric Cantona produced that infamous kung fu-style kick but, by God, imagine.
He hardly escaped lightly without the attention of social media but that incident on January 25 back in 1995 would've sent the whole online world into complete and utter meltdown.
Here's how we imagine it would've went down that night.
1. Eric Cantona attacks a Crystal Palace fan
2. A journalist tweets quickly but he's missed something
3. Someone tweets what actually happened
4. The footage emerges
5. Blind United fans protest his innocence
6. Another journalist weighs in with his tuppence worth
7. Liverpool fans aren't going to let this one slide
8. A few random footballers who no-one really cares about are watching the game
9. A teenage Michael Owen gets involved
10. The official United account finally gets around to updating us and offers a bland recount
11. Some current affairs columnists aren't too happy with the chaos a football game is causing
12. Someone more opportunistic uses the commotion to wreck up old graves
Eric Cantona just kung fu kicked a Crystal Palace supporter...https://t.co/dMFyHInVR1
— Phil Stamp Society (@WeLovePhilStamp) January 22, 2015
13. Things are getting heated now
14. A well-known celebrity nominates himself as the voice of reason
15. The internet shows its creative side
16. The Metropolitan Police let the public know they're on top of things
17. Poor Eric's Wikipedia page is quickly altered by resourceful Liverpool fans
18. The official United account tweet out an unflappably upbeat full time result despite a late equaliser
19. Take That superfans soon weigh in
20. The January '95 trending list makes for interesting reading
21. A 12-year-old Joey Barton is suitably impressed with the evening's antics
22. Media outlets make hay whilst the sun's shining
23. Man United fans re-edit Cantona's Wikipedia page
24. The victim speaks out
25. People turn to Yahoo looking for answers but don't really get anywhere
27. The man himself clears it up with a simple explanation when the dust just about settles