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Roy Keane not holding back, calls Jose Mourinho’s antics a “disgrace”

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, left, with assistant manager Roy Keane during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)


With his new book (“The Second Half”) being launched in Dublin On Thursday, Roy Keane addressed the media and, you guessed it, more controversy occurred.

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Keane, 44, has sent the soccer world into a spin over the past few days as his new memoir was leaked. Fights with teammates, heated arguments with Sir Alex Ferguson, questioning his low self-esteem, it’s all in there. It’s safe to say Keane has not held back. Not one iota.

In the press conference in Dublin, Keane was asked about a recent incident with Jose Mourinho as the Aston Villa assistant manager was approached by the Chelsea boss to shake hands before the final whistle had blown in a recent 3-0 defeat for Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s what Keane told reporters about that incident, which isn’t the first time Mourinho has been at it.

“I don’t mind all that [Mourinho mind games] but the game is still going on. It’s disgraceful, I’ve seen him doing it to other managers, it is a disgrace. The game is still going on. You wouldn’t do that on a Sunday morning, you would get knocked out.”

In typical fashion ‘Keano’ is saying exactly what is on his mind and isn’t holding back. Fans love him for that, but he does run the risk of alienating himself from the rest of the soccer world, as so many players, managers and other personalities have come under heavy criticism in his latest book.

Love him or loathe him, you have to applaud Keane’s honesty.

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