Sunday 17 June 2018

Keano's on-pitch mind games: 'My gaff is bigger than yours'

Celtic legend Neil Lennon calls Roy Keane 'world class' and 'a warrior' and says he would laugh at a BBC panel snub, writes Niamh Horan

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Photo: PA
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Photo: PA
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

Celtic legend Neil Lennon has come to the defence of ex-Manchester United hero Roy Keane after the midfielder was left out of the BBC's all-time greatest Premiership football team, drawn up to mark the 25th anniversary of the competition.

A BBC panel of former stars, including Gary Lineker, Ian Wright, Danny Murphy and Alan Shearer, caused outrage among sports fans when they failed to include the seven-time Premier League winner and leader of the most dominant team in the league's history in the final 11.

Even more perplexing, however, was the fact that references to the Corkman didn't go beyond the point of one of the panel, Alan Shearer, asking: "Have we mentioned Roy Keane yet?"

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