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Fan-fare Roy Keane reveals fan called him a 'prick' in autograph row at Old Trafford

Dealers, they know when you’ll be coming out after the TV. They spot you a mile away, they’re waiting. Who goes to watch United against City with two replica Keane 16 shirts in a plastic bag?"

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Roy Keane (Nick Potts/PA)

Roy Keane (Nick Potts/PA)

Roy Keane (Nick Potts/PA)

Roy Keane has explained what really went down after a video surfaced of him clashing with a fan outside Old Trafford earlier this month.

In a clip shared on social media after Manchester United’s defeat against Man City, Keane had been busy signing autographs on a kit for one supporter when another approached him and gave him a hard time for not having time for his fans.

Speaking off camera at first, the fan says: “You’re a legend in this club...”

Keane quickly hits back: “And what do you want me to do? Hang around all day and sign autographs? I’ve signed autographs!”

As the fan continues to question the Sky Sports pundit, Keane says: “What did I do? You’ve had a few drinks, they got beaten, and you’re taking it out on me.


“You’ve had a few drinks – what's that got to do with me? You’ve had a few drinks, you can tell. What have you had, two pints?

“I’m trying to get by and be polite,” Keane adds before storming away.

Now, the Cork man has spoken about the incident for the first time and said that the ‘fan’ was in fact a dealer hoping to resell some signed shirts.

Explaining his side of the story for the first time, Keane told The Times: “So, I’m signing autographs, usual stuff, no manners. This guy stops me. He’s got two jerseys.

“Dealers, they know when you’ll be coming out after the TV. They spot you a mile away, they’re waiting. Who goes to watch United against City with two replica Keane 16 shirts in a plastic bag?

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“I’m signing these jerseys for the guy and I’m saying I don’t want to be here all day, and this other guy is pissed so he calls me a prick. He doesn’t see that I’m just having fun with the dealer.

“I wasn’t going to stand there under the tunnel at Old Trafford and explain: ‘Do you know what, you got the wrong end of the stick.’

“I just said, ‘Look, you’ve had a few drinks,’ and that was me being unbelievably mature, which is unlike me.

“The clip goes on social media. People say I was angry. That’s not me angry. There’s plenty levels beyond that, trust me. That was a normal chat with a punter who’s annoying me. That was nothing. That kind of incident, I have the potential for 50 of them a day.”

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