Sport 'Just the start' - Roy Keane made his feelings very clear about 'peaceful' Man Utd protests
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Roy Keane has never been one to mince his words.
Theicon has turned his hand to punditry in recent years with often viral results, never being afraid to speak his mind about key topics and phrasing things as brutally as possible.
However, Keane's latest appearance in the Sky Sports gantry saw him speaking earnestly about matters far more important than Paul Pogba's latest performance or Edinson Cavani's future.
Old Trafford protests
Rather, the topic on everybody's lips this weekend was the postponement of United'sclash with due to unprecedented scenes of protest at Old Trafford.
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Former Celtic marksman Frank McAvennie has issued a damning verdict on the Celtic squad, claiming that the appointment of Roy Keane would see the squad gutted. As doubts continue to swirl over the enthusiasm of top managerial target Eddie Howe for the manager role, reports by Football Insider have recently claimed that the Irish ex-Sunderland and Ipswich boss could make a return to management. Keane had held talks with the Celtic board after being interviewed for the role in March, but it was previously reported that Howe reached a verbal agreement with Celtic – with Howe looking set for the hotseat at Parkhead.
As such, the Sky pundits were put on the spot to give their opinions on an afternoon that will go down in Premier League history with fans storming the very pitch that was due to host the game.
Graeme Souness criticised fans for throwing projectiles in the direction of the studio set-up, while Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville defended the grounds upon which the protest had started.
Man Utd fan RANTS about Old Trafford Protests (Football Terrace)
Roy Keane: This just the start of it
As for Keane, the former United skipper was typically unafraid to make his feelings clear and was keen to support the 'peaceful' protests in regards to its anti-Glazer sentiment.
, Keane remarked: "They're doing it because they love the club and it's not what has happened over the last few weeks with the Super League.
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"I think it's been building for a number of years now, that frustration, and they've come to the end and thought 'enough is enough'.
"It's been building up over the last few years - disappointment in communication, stuff going on in the backroom, tickets, whatever it might be.
"The leadership of the club has not been good enough, when they look at the owners and feel it's just about making money. The statement today is huge for the game to be called off.
"Sometimes you have to put a marker down for people to take notice and this will go all over the world now and people will have to sit up and take note.
"Hopefully the owners of Man Utd will say 'these fans are deadly serious and there's more to come. This is just the start of it for United fans, I guarantee you.
"What happens at the next home game, is it the same? This is just the start for United fans and their plan is for the United owners to give in and sell the club."
United fans 'planning further mass protests against the Glazers'
The protests were targeted at the unpopular American owners and organisers have emphasised Sunday's events were the beginning of a sustained long-term campaign to pressure them to leave.The protests were targeted at the unpopular American owners, the Glazers, and organisers have emphasised Sunday's events will be followed by further attacks on the club over the family’s ownership and their support for the aborted European Super League, as claim the Times.
Roy Keane: I think they've had enough
, Keane added: "I think it's come to a tipping point for the United fans.
"It was peaceful, I think they threw one or two bottles and a couple of flares, I think that was towards Jamie to be fair!
"I think they've had enough, enough is enough for these United fans. United have got some of the best fans in the world, a huge club.
"We've seen today that it's coming to an end, they're thinking enough is enough with the ownership of the club with the stuff over the last few weeks.
"There's stuff with the Super League, not being able to support the club here. Enough is enough now and the United fans want the Glazers out."
Trust Keane to nail his colours to the mast and fair play to him for doing so. Besides, as he says, there's good reason to think that the Old Trafford protests won't be the last we hear of all this.
Keane called Southgate to find out why he wasn't in his last squad .
Everton defender Michael Keane has revealed he called Gareth Southgate to find out why he'd been left out of the last England squad as he eyes a late run for Euro 2020. Keane, who has been capped 12 times, was taken aback when he wasn't selected for the triple-header against San Marino, Albania and Poland in March and decided to ask his boss why.'I was surprised to be left out,' he says. 'I'd been in squads before and was playing well. I only found out when it got announced on Sky.