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5 football myths that people believe to be true

  • Don't believe everything you read and hear.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 08:45 IST

#2 Roy Keane ended Alf-Inge Haaland's career

If you were to search Roy Keane on YouTube, the first few suggestions would consist of ‘Roy Keane career ending tackle’. The video that was uploaded almost eight years ago has garnered over eight and a half million views and goes with the description of 'There's only 1 Keano'.

Now, the context: the challenge does involve Keane wanting to extract revenge and hurt Haaland with malicious intent. The United player was given a straight red. The clip, however, shows the player left on the ground as Keane leaves.

The story continues, with Haaland actually playing out the rest of the game. Funnily enough, he played 45 minutes for Norway four days later. He made a couple of substitute appearances and then retired due to an injury on his left knee while Keane’s tackle landed on his right knee. The player even came out of retirement to play for Rosseland in the Norwegian Third Division.

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Published 23 Nov 2016, 17:34 IST
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