The incident happened while Keane was with the Irish national team…
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been involved in an altercation with an autograph hunter, which ended with the fan going to hospital, reports the Metro.
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The Irish football association has refuted any claims that the national team assistant manager was at fault for the hospitalisation. They insist that it was the Irishman who called the police.
According to a witness speaking to the Irish Daily Mirror, it started when a fan asked the Aston Villa assistant boss to sign his copy of his autobiography. Keane apparently said no, and then words were exchanged. Shortly afterwards the member of the public was sent away in an ambulance.
“One guy was reading Roy’s book and wanted him to sign it. I think Roy told him no and then there were words exchanged. It all just kicked off from there. There was lots of roaring and shouting after,” said the witness.
“An ambulance was called and your man was taken away. The players were coming in and out of the bar before and then they were called in to a private room.”
This has happened in the build up to the Republic of Ireland’s match with Scotland on Friday. The game is key for both sides in their hopes to qualify for Euro 2016. The pair have been playing well so far, with Ireland yet to lose and Scotland only losing to World champions Germany.