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Roy Keane found not guilty in road rage incident

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The former Manchester United captain Roy Keane appeared in court today where he was found not guilty of a public order offence concerning allegations of road rage by the 43-year-old.

Appearing at Manchester's magistrates court, Keane was accused of aggressive behaviour towards cab driver Fateh Kerar, who reported that the former player acted aggressively and used abusive language towards him during a confrontation in Altrincham in late January this year.

Speaking in court Mr Kerar said: "He was very aggressive. He was swearing at me. It was very bad. I responded and said 'get back in your car' and he went back to his car.

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"I was shaking. I didn't expect it. He was very aggressive."

Mr Kerar also accused Keane of following him in his Land Rover before eventually catching up with the cab-driver and engaging in a foul mouthed tirade against him.

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However Keane denied the alleged claims against him, providing evidence during which he said he was"chilling out, relaxing" while waiting for his wife in his car on the night of the incident.

After a half day hearing the for Manchester United player was eventually found not guilty causing harm, distress or harrassment to Mr Kerar. District judge Duncan Birrell described the whole event as "a storm in a teacup" created by  Mr Kerar who he described simply as a "thwarted fan".

Well known for having a  short fuse during his playing days it will not come as a surprise to many that Keane finds himself the source of such false allegations. Even so it is not the only road related incident which he has found himself in recently as he was involved in a motorway car crash earlier this month along with Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O'Neill.

Managing to escape from the car unharmed Keane will be hoping to avoid any motoring related incidents in the near future, or else he may just let that infamous mouth of his get him into trouble.

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