Roy Keane sets Twitter a flutter with his controversial comments
IRELAND fans took to Twitter to express their pride in being Irish and to challenge or support Roy Keane’s controversial views after the 4-0 thrashing by Spain.
Irishman Enda Brady, who works as a journalist for Sky News tweeted: “Someone might want to tell Roy Keane that at least the eleven lads tonight turned up and tried. Not world beaters, but they tried.
Ken Barry asked: “What did Roy Keane want the Irish fans to do. Stop singing and wreck the stadium and cause riots. He is a bitter man.”
Neil Cotter said: “Hats off to the dozens of Irish boys who slept in sleeping bags in Gdansk station. I wonder what Roy Keane would make of them.”
Martin McEvoy added: “RK was a magnificent player. But when he had the choice he walked away from his country. The fans never will.”
Dominic Speight asked: “Who thinks Roy Keane for manager?”
“Fully agree with Roy’s comments (obviously) but players did their best. I don’t know what else Andrews was supposed to say,” tweeted Kieran O’Donovan.
Will Sturgeon said: “Somewhere out there is a Polish hotel receptionist who’s going to have to ask Roy Keane if he enjoyed his stay.”
Nick Keane added: “Roy Keane wrong to criticise Irish football...rest of world could learn from their humour, goodwill & way their cheer instead of jeer.”
Patrick Parfrey asked: “Roy Keane right to have a go at Irish players, but ranting about the fans is a disgrace. Would he rather they show up with prawn sandwiches?”
But Derval McCloat did not agree: “Totally agree with Roy Keane’s comments last night ...we need to face up to the truth and stop feting teams that lose.”
On #COYBIG (Come on you Boys in Green), fans traded jokes, commiserations and tips for hangovers.
Barbara Murray tweted: “Wonder how many Irish/Spanish/Polish/Croatian/Italian babies will be born in 9 months! Has the making of a great team in 20 years”
But Danny t wondered:”With such poor displays from out football team have we lost another generation of kids to GAA and rugby.”
Sarah McEneaney said: “If Carlsberg did football fans , then they would definitely be the best football fans in the world.”
Ian Burgess asked: “Right. Let’s see some #COYBIG love for #England tonight please fellas.”
But Rebecca Meehan summed up the night with her tweet:“It’s murder on the Gdansk floor.”