By Ollie Irish
Roy Keane: not a tolerant man
You won’t be surprised to know that Roy Keane can’t stomach footballers who wear snoods, gloves and tights:
“Don’t get me started. I don’t know how they do it. It’s very strange. Gloves, scarves, I think somebody came on a few weeks ago for [Manchester] City who had a hat on.
“I don’t know how they do it and focus on the game, it’s weird. That’s the way the game’s gone.”
Carlos Tevez: the boy in the snood
When a brave hack suggested that these winter accessories would not have been tolerated by Keane in his playing days, the Irishman concurred, albeit with a snarl:
“Not at all. They’ve all gone soft. I think John Barnes wore gloves but to be fair I think that boy could play. That was just gloves. Then it went to tights. Now it’s scarves.”
Keano tolerates gloves in training for his Ipswich squad (If Keane was my gaffer, I wouldn’t dare wear gloves), but that’s the limit:
“They can wear gloves in training, which I don’t mind. One or two of our lads wore them last year in a cup game up at Blackpool. I made the point: ‘If you’re going to wear gloves, you’d better play well. Because that’s the first thing I’m going to throw back at you. You wear the tights, scarves, you’d better play well.'”
Have to agree with Keano here. A word to Tevez, Chamakh and all other snood wearers: man the f**k up.