Roy Keane silences Sky Sports presenter when asked about his lockdown beard

  • Rob Swan

Roy Keane took no prisoners during his illustrious playing career and the Manchester United legend’s fearsome reputation remains intact since retiring in 2006.

The 48-year-old doesn’t suffer fools gladly and isn’t someone you’d want to get on the wrong side of.

Working with the Irishman, who currently works as a pundit for Sky Sports, must be a bit of a nightmare at times.

However, Keane is always brilliant value for viewers, hence why Sky Sports added him to their star-studded list of pundits in September 2019.

Unlike other pundits, Keane is never afraid to say what he really thinks - even if it means upsetting people.

Sir Alex Ferguson once said that Keane possesses a “savage tongue” and anyone who has watched the former Premier League midfielder in his role as a pundit will know that assessment couldn’t be more true.

Despite this, Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones still thought it would be a good idea to ask Keane about his beard during a streamed episode of ‘The Football Show’ with Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.

First, Jones began by telling Keane that it could be another 182 days before hairdressers re-open in the UK.

Irked by the inane question, a stony-faced Keane responded: “No, I didn’t see that this morning. That’s good. I don’t know what you want me to say to it.”


Jones then took his life into his own hands by adding: “Who does the beard normally?”

“Er… what do you mean who does the beard?” Keane responded.

Jones, sounding a little nervous, replied: “Well, does anyone trim it, or are you going to see how it comes out the other side of lockdown?”

Keane, clearly irritated now, said: “No. Just see how it goes.”

All Jones could say to that was: “Good.”

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Carragher and Neville defused the situation by bursting into laughter, while the former shouted: “You look a bit nervous, Dave!”

Trying to play it cool, Jones said: “I’m reasonably relaxed, I’m 200 miles away from Roy!”


But it’s safe to assume he might be a little anxious the next time he meets Keane at Sky Sports HQ.

Always think twice before attempting to have a laugh with Keano.

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