Roy Keane Bemoans ‘Soft’ Footballers Who Wear Snoods & Gloves

Ollie Irish

2nd, December 2010


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.

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  1. Daniel Lloyd says:

    He’s gonna love it when he comes to the emirates then.

  2. C says:

    With their pay, they should be able to run and work themselves warm to be fair.

  3. me says:

    ZOMG! Keane’s wearing a scarf! What a softie!

  4. Pedro says:

    Frankly, I can’t think of too many people on your average winter night kick about who would wear such ridiculous nonsense. Sure, long sleeves all round but neckwear is certainly something I’ve never seen and it has always baffled me how people could play with a cap on (makes me think they’re probably not running around enough).

  5. MaxMad says:

    I wear a cap, t-shirt and shorts. Only to prevent a serious headache from freezing eardrums. But scarves? Really?!

    Softies all around.

  6. this this ‘hardman’ guff from keane is getting tiresome. sort your own team out.maybe if a glove or two would help them….. snoods are rediculous but keane wears a coat, gloves and scarf on the touchline. why doesn’t he tog out in shorts and t-shirt and then (through chattering teeth) give out some more about kids theses days

  7. Jimbo says:

    Pedro’s right – it’s minus 5 here and bollocks would I wear a snood.

  8. Dave Macbeth says:

    While i agree with him i cant help but feel he has bigger fish to fry at the moment- like clinging on to his job for example.

  9. Ron says:

    Awesome. I actually never knew what the hell those “snoods” were, but I have seen guys wearing them. Are these actually sold or are dudes cutting the necks off of turtlenecks?

    And yeah, you can wear this stuff in training, but in a match you need to HTFU and just play. A long sleeve jersey or under-shirt is all that I think is acceptable.

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  11. Ted Balls says:

    Have just edited my Pro Evo 5 option file so that with every winter game, Roy Keane will be decked out in gloves, a neck warmer and baseball cap (light blue, of course). Take that, “Keano”!

  12. Tom says:

    Because gloves/snoods somehow determine how you play….with your feet….right. You can try to claim it’s a distraction but it doesn’t seem to stop Balotelli, Chamakh, Tevez, etc. from recently strong performances. I’m watching the pre-game to CSKA v. Lausanne and I could only one player not wearing a snood, but he had a hat.

    The UK media is known for making a mountain out of a mole hill and involving washed-up tards for sound bytes in the process. These seem to be the same “old timers” that come to the defense of Shawcross yet are silent when De Jong feels like sending someone to the hospital. I’m sure people thought Nottingham Forest went “soft” when they started wearing shinpads in 1874, too. The game isn’t going “soft”, you’re not playing anymore and becoming less relevant. Deal with it.

  13. Tad says:

    Hmmm yep… Keane’s hardman act does get a bit tiresome at times. Seems I picture him in a coat and scarf more than any other other manager. Now Owen Coyle wearing shorts in the dead of winter on the touchline… THAT’S HARD! ;-D

  14. Vito Corleone says:

    queer footballers wear these they are not man enough…

  15. Konfirma says:

    yeah, guess dats enough distraction for you when you come to emirates dude. Looking to count snoods in January……you’ve got alot to punder on keano not snooders, ehehehe!

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