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Roy Keane’s response to Gareth Southgate red card leaves Ian Wright in stitches



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Roy Keane has hilariously defended his stamp on Gareth Southgate from 1995 when he received his first red card for Manchester United.

The Irishman’s comments left Arsenal legend, Ian Wright in stitches as Keane reacted to the different times that he was dismissed across his career.

On the latest episode of ‘Stick to Football’ on The Overlap YouTube channel, Gary Neville allowed his former teammate to relive some of his sending-offs.

His first came in April 1995 against Crystal Palace shortly after now-England manager Gareth Southgate came in with a fierce challenge on the United midfielder.

On the floor afterwards, Southgate received a stamp from Keane that led the the dismissal of the Irishman.

Looking back on that moment, Keane produced a classic moment, saying: “Yeah. And he deserved it”, which led to Wright bursting into laughter next to him.

Perhaps Keane’s more infamous red card came against Alfie Haaland, father of Premier League goalscoring expert Erling Haaland.

Keane slammed into Haaland Sr in a game against Manchester City in 2001 with his studs into the defender’s knee, which essentially ended the Norwegian’s career.

That came four years after Halaand ran towards an injured Roy Keane accusing him of feigning injury after the midfielder ruptured his cruciate ligament.

In typical Roy Keane fashion, the 52-year-old held part blame on Gary Neville for his red card that day. “You didn’t help either,” Keane said. “Running off to the linesman saying it’s only a yellow.

“If you go over to an official and say it is only a yellow, they’re going to go ‘well, that must be a red!’

“I don’t think that tackle was even that bad. I know it looks bad when a player does a somersault. I was never going to injure him with that tackle. You can’t injure a player with that tackle.”

Keane was sent off a total of 13 times across his footballing career.