Furious Sunderland boss Roy Keane has branded FIFA vice-president Jack Warner "a clown" in a war of words over Dwight Yorke.

Warner accused Keane earlier this week of "insensitivity and disrespect" in a letter leaked to the media after he alleged Yorke had been withdrawn from the Trinidad and Tobago squad for the midweek clash with the United States by his club.

And Keane has responded saying: "The man's a clown. He sent me a letter and he was quite happy to give it to the media. I spoke to him on Wednesday and I told him what I thought about him and where I think he should go."

He added: "He is writing these letters and it is always under the FIFA heading just to impress everybody.

"If he is vice-president of FIFA, then God help us.

"He has not written me a letter about Kenwyne Jones, who got injured playing in a friendly match. They selected Carlos Edwards last year when he was out with a broken leg.

"Yorkie keeps making these cameo guest appearances for them, so maybe they have got some sort of deal going on themselves, I don't know. The man is a clown."

Yorke, 36, came out of international retirement to make a cameo appearance in the friendly against England in June in which Jones suffered knee ligament damage.

He has since had a re-think, but having been handed another year's contract at the Stadium of Light he had promised the club he would only play for his country if it did not interfere with his domestic commitments.

Yorke captained Trinidad and Tobago in the 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Guatemala on Saturday but did not feature in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat in Chicago.

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