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!"
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...