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
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.
But Wrighty launched in: “Roy had to keep his armband on his jumper… letting us know he’s the captain.”
Twitter too quickly cottoned on to Keane’s jumper jape. as he clearly failed to pull the wool 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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And unlike on the field, where Keane’s steely expression matched his tough tackling, the ex-Sunderland manager 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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