Man Utd legend Keane stands by attack on Irish fans

tribalfootball.com June 16, 2012, 8:05 pm

Manchester United legend Roy Keane stands by his furious attack on the Republic of Ireland's fans.

Keane slammed the mentality of the supporters, who he insisted were more interested in a "sing-song".

And, speaking to the Irish Sun last night, Keane defended his comments and urged fans to end corny chants like You'll Never Beat the Irish.

He said: "It's time for that song to be put away because, at the moment, everyone is beating them. I'm sick of this 'win, lose, we're on the booze' mentality. It has to change.

"People seem to have misunderstood me. I've no problem with fans singing.

"It's great that they back the team during and before games but should they really stay on long after the final whistle and be cheering them?

"There's a danger that gets the players thinking that what has just happened on the pitch is acceptable when it's not."

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