Former Liverpool star Jason McAteer has publicly challenged Manchester United legend Roy Keane to a boxing match value £2m, in an try to unravel the continued variations between the 2.
Keanr and McAteer have been at it since Keane introduced up the bitter rivalry the pair had throughout their enjoying days.
Talking on Gary Neville’s Stick with Football podcast the place he mentioned the varied pink playing cards he obtained throughout his profession, Keane opened up on his altercation with McAteer when United got here up in opposition to Sunderland on the Stadium of Gentle in 2002.
The previous United captain was despatched off for elbowing McAteer who was continually antagonizing and throwing jibes at Keane in reference to his row with former Eire supervisor Mick McCarthy.
Keane infamously left his nationwide workforce’s camp in the course of the 2002 World Cup after falling out with McCarthy.
McAteer taunted Keane with this incident in the course of the recreation and tensions boiled over, main the ex-United man to take issues into his personal arms and aggressively elbow his opponent.
Keane remarked on Neville’s podcast that McAteer deserved it, prompting the previous Sunderland participant to embark on a brutal tirade on social media.
McAteer advised Keane to “bore off” and known as him a “clown.”
He additionally as soon as once more took a swipe on the legendary United captain’s resolution to “abandon” his countrymen in the course of 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 struggle that might lastly put the battle to mattress.
He stated, “Yeah [I’m tired of it]. I’d relatively he got here in right here now, and we simply go, let bygones be bygones. Let’s simply be civil.”
“Or we are able to get within the ring for £1 million every and struggle it out! Eddie [Hearn], in case you’re watching. Eddie Hearn, get him on the telephone.”
He added, “Roy, come on. You’re higher than that. And I promise to cease reacting.”
Keane is but to answer McAteer’s supply to participate within the bout.