Roy Keane mocked by ITV pundits over ‘captain’s armband’ jumper worn for France’s Euro 2020 win over Germany


THEY think it’s pullover… but it’s not now.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane refreshed his legendary battle of the skippers with Arsenal icon Patrick Vieira… by wearing a jumper with four captain’s stripes as he sat next to HIM in the ITV studio.

Roy Keane's expression might be saying all you need to know about his intentions in wearing his striped top, but he faced stick from fellow pundit Ian Wright

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Roy Keane’s expression might be saying all you need to know about his intentions in wearing his striped top, but he faced stick from fellow pundit Ian Wright

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Fellow pundit Ian Wright mocked Keane over his odd outfit live on air after France’s 1-0 win over Germany.

And social media also pounced on the former Ireland hardman’s sartorial signal, many labelling it a “powerplay”.

Keane had clearly kept his gesture up his sleeve as Vieira had no answer of his own, as he donned more traditional garb of an open-neck shirt and suit jacket.

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But Wrighty launched in: “Roy had to keep his armband on his jumper… letting us know he’s the captain.”

Twitter was equally quick to pick up on Keane’s jumper jape. as he clearly failed to pull the woolly over anyone’s eyes.

One armchair viewer got straight to the point: “Roy Keane wears four captain’s armbands to show Patrick Vieira who is in charge.”

Another said: “What a power move against Vieira.”

Similar offerings included: “I like how Roy Keane’s got a captain’s armband printed on his pullover just to show everybody who’s the boss .”

But if Vieira felt Keane was having a little nibble at him, then imagine how fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba must have felt.

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Germany and Chelsea defender star Antonio Rudiger appeared to have a nibble of Frenchman Paul Pogba's back

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Germany and Chelsea defender star Antonio Rudiger appeared to have a nibble of Frenchman Paul Pogba’s back

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Gemany defender Antonio Rudiger seemed to CHEW of the United midfielder’s back in an astonishing first-half incident.

And unlike on the field, where Keane’s steely expression matched his tough tackling, he seemed wrong-footed by Wrighty’s verbal assault on his wacky wardrobe choice.

So perhaps on reflection Keane will accept his attire deserved to be shown a red cardi.

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