Roy Keane has gone full Roy Keane on the England result
Say what you will about Roy Keane, but he's not a man who's scared to speak his mind.
No matter how bloody harsh his thoughts are.
Keane tore into England after their 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia in Wednesday night's World Cup semi-final.
In his typical Corkonian style, Keane dismissed the arrogance of some England fans, who assumed that an appearance in the final was a foregone conclusion.
"You were talking about the final. Thinking about where the parades were. You need a reality check," he said. "I don't mind you getting excited, but it was a semi-final!"
Roy Keane and Ian Wright go head-to-head on ITV. Keane saying Wright and England fans got ahead of themselves before reaching the final. Wright does a bad Irish accent. Keane responds with the death stare at the end. #eng #cro #threelions #engcro #croeng #worldcup pic.twitter.com/rIv4oRTh8M
— 🅰️lex Kunawicz 🚀 (@alexkunawicz) July 11, 2018
In the end, Keane ended up having it out with former England striker Ian Wright, who defended England for beating the expectations and getting as far as the semi-finals, and when Keane wouldn't hear him out, Wright simply resorted to making fun of the way Keane pronounces the word "final" — although Keane got his digs in as well, telling Wright: "You're a grown man."
Commentators on Twitter were absorbed by Keane's punditry performance.
Roy Keane’s a magnificent wind up merchant.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) July 11, 2018
That Roy Keane v Ian Wright fight has put the seal on it - best World Cup ever.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) July 11, 2018
Thank goodness for Roy Keane
— James Dornan SNP (@glasgowcathcart) July 11, 2018
Ian Wright is now winding Roy Keane up by doing impressions of him saying the word ‘final’ in a Cork accent. This is one fucked up World Cup.
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) July 11, 2018
One man who wasn't feeling Keano, however, was former leader of the UK Labour Party Ed Miliband.
Roy Keane is just awful I am sorry
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) July 11, 2018
Gary Neville was absolutely loving life in between the two sparring partners though...