Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Roy Keane's 10 most brutal put downs

Stoic in victory. Irascible in defeat. Quite possibly the loneliest man in the world when photographed stewing in his own bitter thoughts.

Roy Keane is essentially football's answer to Tommy Lee Jones, a man who'd eat his own beard in a fit of anger if he could. His 50 yard death stare would reduce most men to quivering mounds of goo. And punditry hasn't exactly mellowed the former Irish midfield enforcer. Far from it: the elder statesman TV role has merely handed him licence to speak ill of people, settle old scores, make new ones, and, naturally, get paid for the pleasure.

Speaking in his weekly column for The Mail on Sunday this weekend, Keane set his sights on the current Arsenal team, claiming they'll never amount to much as they're too interested in 'selfies' and 'six-packs' to win the league. Yes, the same team who a few hours later went on to beat Chelsea and lift the Community Shield at Wembley.

And if you thought he was brutally forthright in his assessment of Arsene Wenger's team, here are 10 other occasions when the Irishman didn't take any prisoners.

Related

owenmilnerpic1.jpg

Who said it: Michael Owen or Boring James Milner?

Mourinho.jpg

When football managers take insults too far

ronaldo1.jpg

UEFA Goal of the Season shortlist revealed

joehart1.jpg

UEFA Save of the season shortlist revealed

Oast-House.jpg

Sorry Iranian guy - here's why Manchester's brilliant

Comments

More

Arsenal have a tiny dressing room at Sutton away

by Alex Finnis
20 Feb 2017

Liverpool FC ban The Sun journalists from Anfield

A full Sun shun

by Gary Ogden
10 Feb 2017

Five football club badges reimagined for the corporate era

Embrace the prawn sandwiches guys, embrace them

26 Jan 2017

Usain Bolt loses Olympic Gold after teammate's doping conviction

The sprinter's 'triple treble' is no more

25 Jan 2017

How Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick changed my life

22 years to the day, one writer muses over that infamous night at Selhurst Park

by Dave Fawbert
24 Jan 2017

Senegal goalkeeper pulls the most ridiculous time-wasting trick ever

That's one way to kill a few seconds

by Dave Fawbert
24 Jan 2017

This is what it's like to support the craziest football club in the UK

The bizarre goings-on at Leyton Orient continue

by Dave Fawbert
20 Jan 2017

#Pogba Lost His Head to the Emoji Keyboard Yesterday

When the Theatre of Dreams became the Theatre of Content

by James Bird
16 Jan 2017

Rio Ferdinand's reaction to Ibrahimovic's equaliser is perfect

He certainly enjoyed this one

16 Jan 2017

Remembering Pierre van Hooijdonk, the original football ‘striker’

What really happened at Nottingham Forest?

by Dave Fawbert
13 Jan 2017