Keane has no sympathy for Ireland

Former Ireland midfielder and captain Roy Keane has given his two cents worth on the Thierry Henry handball controversy which knocked Giovanni Trapattoni's team out of the World Cup on Wednesday.

The Ipswich Town manager has never pulled his punches when it comes to commenting on both the Football Association of Ireland as well as some of his former teammates and yesterday's outburst was no exception.

When asked if Ireland should be awarded a replay in the wake of Henry's blatant handball Keane responded with a stinging attack on the FAI: 'What goes around comes around. I think the [Irish] supporters deserve better, the manager [Giovanni Trapattoni]deserves better and probably most of the players deserve better, but I'm not sure the FAI deserve better.'

There is no love lost between Keane and the FAI following the fallout from the infamous Saipan incident on the eve of the 2002 World Cup when the former Manchester United captain had a bust up with manager Mick McCarthy and walked out of the Ireland squad.

Keane continued by launching an attack on his former Irish teammates questioning their mentality: 'Ireland had their chances in the two games and they never took them, they've never performed. I'd focus on why Ireland didn't clear it.'

'I'd be more annoyed with my defenders and my goalkeeper than Thierry Henry. How can you let the ball bounce in your six-yard box? How can you let Thierry Henry get goalside? If the ball goes into the six-yard box, where the hell is my goalkeeper?'

Ironically Keane paid £1.5m for Paul McShane back in 2007, the player who let the ball run past him to set up Henry's infamous handball, when he was manager of Sunderland.

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