Monday 18 December 2017

Ranting Roy

• Back in the day when Jack Charlton was Irish soccer manager, he often advised someone who was getting into a twist over a poor match result "to calm down", "it's only a game of football" and "nobody died".

The Irish supporters singing their song with gusto in Gdansk the other night as their team was being shot to pieces on the pitch realised this much -- 'it's only a ball game'.

It was a sign of their maturity that they reacted in the way they did. But Roy Keane predictably, and not for the first time, couldn't resist putting the boot in.

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