Roy Keane has branded Jose Mourinho a disgrace for attempting to shake his hand before the final whistle had blown in a recent Premier League match.
Chelsea were cruising to a 3-0 victory against Aston Villa and Mourinho, as usual, wanted to depart down the tunnel before the final whistle blew. However, his rival manager Paul Lambert refused to shake hands before time was up and Keane was less than impressed.
Footage shows Mourinho trying to shake Lambert's hand before tapping an incredulous Keane on the shoulder. The former Manchester United captain even hinted that he would have knocked him out had he been in a Sunday League match.
"I don’t mind the Mourinho mind games – but the game is still going on," he told reporters.
"I’ve seen him doing it to other managers. It’s a disgrace. You wouldn’t do it on a Sunday morning; you would get knocked out."
Mourinho is famed for his mind games but the refusal to wait around for the final whistle could be deemed as poor sportsmanship. For Keane, the attempt to shake hands was further evidence to Mourinho's arrogance.
Asked whether he wanted to react to Mourinho's arrogance, Keane said: "What do you think?"
Keane has been on a media frenzy recently as publicity for his new autobiography goes into overdrive. While Manchester United fans will love to see their former talisman criticising a rival, it appears that no one is safe from Keane's bad books.
Even Sir Alex Ferguson, who he enjoyed so much success during their time at Manchester United together, has been criticised. It comes in response to Ferguson's own autobiography, in which he blasted Keane over their famous fall out.
Keane took the chance to respond, saying: "The problem I had, when you’re writing and reflecting on something … we had our disagreement … but it’s afterwards when people start coming out with all sorts of nonsense.
"We had a great team that entertained a lot of people. So to criticise people like that, not just me, people who brought him a lot of success, I thought it was wrong.
"He made his millions, got his statue, got a stand named after him. But to criticise people who brought him success was just wrong."
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