Sunday 28 December 2014

Five companies unlikely to use Roy Keane in their advertising campaigns

Darragh Collins

Published 24/07/2014 | 11:10

Roy Keane
Roy Keane

With news that Roy Keane is reportedly set to become the face of Credit Union banking, we take a look at five advertising campaigns the Ireland assistant manager would most likely stay clear of.

Big Prawn

The U.K company are one of the biggest prawn dealers in the world and supply some of the brigade of fans that leave a sour taste in Keane's mouth. It is a policy which is unlikely to go down well with the former Man United skipper.

The Saipan Hyatt Regency Hotel

The now infamous hotel where Keane and McCarthy nearly came to blows, ending their relationship. The public fall-out resulted in Keane leaving the 2002 World Cup and he is unlikely to ever seek a role within the hotel.

Ryanair

The cost-cutting, "no-frills" company would probably not spark Keane's interest. A model of professionalism, the Cork native only expects the best out of everyone and had nothing but contempt towards the FAI head honchos for sitting in first class on away trips while the players were stationed in economy class.

H and M

Although former team mate and pal David Beckham went down the modelling route, somehow we can’t imagine the Villa no.2 taking on a modelling contract to pose in his underwear.

7 UP

Keane was the face of 7 UP in the Republic of Ireland and was heavily involved in their advertising campaigns for the 2002 World Cup but when he was controversially sent home , he was also removed from the soft drinks operation. Keane has buried the hatchet with the FAI but is unlikely to be on the face of any 7 UP bottle any time soon.

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