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Heads and tales | Caught pants up

Heads and tales | Caught pants up
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First Published: Wed, Nov 30 2011. 09 50 PM IST

It’s a hard game: Roy Keane. By Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
It’s a hard game: Roy Keane. By Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Updated: Wed, Nov 30 2011. 09 50 PM IST
It’s a hard game: Roy Keane. By Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Football is war
I’d waited long enough. I f****** hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you c***. And don’t ever stand over me sneering about fake injuries. Even in the dressing room afterwards, I had no remorse. Going to work was like going to war.
Former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane on violently tackling Norwegian player Alf-Inge Haaland during a Manchester United-Manchester City game in April 2001, as revenge for an incident four years earlier. Keane was banned for five matches and fined £150,000, Haaland retired some time later.
Source: Keane—The Autobiography by Michael Joseph, 2002.
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First Published: Wed, Nov 30 2011. 09 50 PM IST