Ian Wright Mocks Roy Keane's Irish Accent During On-Air Spat

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No, we're not talking about that shirt Ian Wright chose to wear for ITV's coverage of England's World Cup exit at the hands of Croatia, we're talking about the former striker's live, on-air spat with Roy Keane.

The Irishman said: "You were getting carried away".

England had been gripped by World Cup fever following the team's march to the semi-final stage, with popular English terrace chant "Football's coming home" making a revival among fans.

After Kieran Trippier took the Three Lions into the lead in Moscow, England are now losing against Croatia, who are 2-1 up.


Keane continued: "Everyone's talking about the final and football's coming home", before Wright interjected with his own verbal volley.

Roy Keane didn't think so but was Ian Wright right to be celebrating or should supporters want more?

Keane, the former Republic of Ireland captain who infamously walked out on the squad during the build-up to the 2002 World Cup, was clearly irked by Wright, who resorted to the lowest form of attack in any argument - imitation.

"Before the game, all the talk was about the final and France", the former Manchester United star said during ITV's post-match analysis. You needed a reality check. "People weren't even expecting us to get to the semi-final, why couldn't we have got excited about being in there?"


Wright argued in return: "We wasn't talking about the final, we were just having a laugh with you".

Wright was bemused, responding: "Why shouldn't we get excited about it?"

He's undoubtedly a love-him-or-hate-him kinda guy, but one thing you can't fault Roy Keane on is that he tells it like it is - even when you don't want to hear it.

He added: "You are a grown man, you have played the game".


England are out of the World Cup and Roy Keane is reminding everyone when they should be happy.

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