Former Liverpool star Jason McAteer has publicly challenged Manchester United legend Roy Keane to a £2million boxing match in a bid to resolve the pair’s ongoing disagreements.
Keanr and McAteer have been at it ever since Keane introduced up the bitter rivalry the pair had throughout their taking part in days.
On Gary Neville’s Follow Soccer podcast, the place he mentioned the varied purple playing cards he acquired throughout his profession, Keane opened up about his alternate with McAteer as United took on Sunderland on the Stadium of Mild in 2002.
The previous United captain was despatched off for elbowing McAteer, who frequently antagonized Keane and hurled abuse following his row with former Eire supervisor Mick McCarthy.
Keane infamously left his nationwide staff camp throughout the 2002 World Cup after falling out with McCarthy.
McAteer taunted Keane concerning the incident throughout the match and tensions ran excessive, prompting the ex-United man to take issues into his personal arms and aggressively elbow his opponent.
Keane commented on Neville’s podcast that McAteer deserved it, prompting the previous Sunderland participant to go on a brutal tirade on social media.
McAteer informed Keane to be ‘bored’ and referred to as him a ‘clown’.
He additionally hit out once more on the legendary United captain’s resolution to desert his compatriots throughout the 2002 World Cup.
McAteer renewed his assault on Keane, this time on beIN Sports activities, the place he challenged the seven-time Premier League winner to a boxing match.
McAteer appealed to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to make preparations for the battle that may lastly put the battle to relaxation.
He stated, ‘Sure [I’m tired of it]. I might reasonably he are available right here now, and we’ll simply go, let bygones be bygones. Let’s simply be well mannered.”
“Or we are able to get within the ring for £1 million every and battle it out! Eddie [Hearn], should you look. Eddie Hearn, name him.”
He added, “Roy, come on. You are higher than that. And I promise I will not reply once more.”
Keane is but to answer McAteer’s provide to participate within the battle.