In early October, when his angry compatriots were spilling into the streets by the millions week after week to protest Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension-reform bill, Cantona told a local French media outlet that the real revolution would be a run on banks. “Revolution today happens in the banks: you go to the bank in your village and you withdraw your money. If 20 million people withdraw their money, the system collapses. No weapons, no blood, nothing at all, Spaggiari style,” he said, citing Albert Spaggiari, who masterminded a bold 1976 bank robbery in Nice known in France as the “Heist of the Century.” The video became Internet catnip. Soon, tens of thousands had joined a wide assortment of Facebook groups promising to withdraw their savings on Dec. 7. The biggest of them has 38,000 people and counting pledging to “attend,” and spawned a website called bankrun2010.com.