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09th Mar 2020

WATCH: Roy Keane has Sky Sports studio in stitches during commercial break

James Fenton

Roy Keane was in the Sky Sports studio yesterday and it’s become evident that he’s just as prickly when the cameras stop rolling as he is when he’s on air.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane pulled up a seat in the Sky Sports studio yesterday for a Premier League double-header which featured Chelsea v Everton followed by the Manchester Derby between the Red Devils and their local rivals Manchester City.

While it’s usually a defensive mistake or a lack of effort that gets the Corkman riled up, this time it was the definition of the phrase ‘burst onto the scene.’ Need more of an explanation? Of course you do.

Speaking about the emergence of certain young players, former Man City man Micah Richards recalled how he supposedly burst onto the scene as a teenager in the mid-2000s and when he was finished arguing his case, Keano took issue with his choice of words…

Richards didn’t back down there in fairness to him and the debate carried over into the commercial break with Roy questioning if any defender can “burst onto the scene.” After taking the bait a few minutes beforehand, Richards was now in tears laughing at Roy’s famed comic timing, as were fellow pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp. Take a look…

Never change, Roy. On a side note, Richards is new to the punditry game but his regular fits of laugher have become a characteristic, usually when he shares a studio with Keano. The laughing priest in Father Ted to Roy’s Henry Sellars, if you will.

If the two manage to keep up this somewhat unorthodox rapport then we’re all for it.

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