Eric Cantona has called for millions of people to withdraw as much money as they can from cashpoints in a bid to cripple the world’s banking system.

The French football legend said the action would create a social and economic revolution. 

According to the French media, thousands of French protesters have already begun withdrawing cash in a demonstration of their anger at their government’s pension reforms.

The French Banking Federation has said the idea is “totally idiotic” and will be a charter for thieves and money-launderers.