Ian Wright Risks Knuckle Sandwich In On-Air Row With Roy Keane

Ian Wright Risks Knuckle Sandwich In On-Air Row With Roy Keane

No, we're not talking about that shirt Ian Wright chose to wear for ITV's coverage of England's World Cup exit at the hands of Croatia, we're talking about the former striker's live, on-air spat with Roy Keane.

Keane stuck to his original point, though, replying: "I don't mind you being happy, but you were getting carried away".

Mr Keane criticised the way they were planning parades and thinking about the final before they even got there.

The Three Lions lost 2-1 after extra time and left fans devastated.

Roy Keane was never going to be as sure as the lads and he delivered a calm, measured response to the question.

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Keane believe Wright and fellow former England internationals Lee Dixon and Gary Neville took the Croatians too lightly before the game - and clearly was agitated in the aftermath by their jokey manner.

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"Before the game, all the talk was about the final and France", the former Manchester United star said during ITV's post-match analysis.

Keane added: "And I was right".

However, he was interrupted by Wright, who insisted: "We wasn't talking about the final, we were just having a laugh with ya".

The Irish pundit, not known for his sympathetic outlook, told Wright - who missed out on the 1994 World Cup finals when England failed to qualify - that he has "no idea what it's like to get to a final". You need a reality check man. Get excited when they get to the final man! "People weren't even expecting us to get to the semi-final, why couldn't we have got excited about being in there?"

"Roy Keane is back alongside us to restore some calm", said host Mark Pougatch on Keane's return to the studios.

"Just take it one game as it comes", said Keane.

Some suggested that, given Keane's own history at World Cups, he perhaps was not the best person to pass judgment.

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