Two heavyweights of the British game, Roy Keane and John Terry, came together last night as their current teams met in Championship action.
Both are playing second fiddle in the dugout, Keane as assistant to Martin O’Neill at Nottingham Forest, whilst John Terry is with Aston Villa in the same role.
Neither shied away from a tackle or confrontation during their time as players and last night, they butted heads once more in a furious touchline bust-up.
Terry and Villa had the last laugh as they effectively ended Forest’s hopes of a top-six finish, but added weight to their own late surge for a place in the play-offs. Their 3-1 win raised a few eyebrows, not least those belonging to Roy Keane.
It all started after a rough tackle by Forest’s Karim Ansarifard on Neil Taylor. Terry leapt to his feet, Keane followed and for a brief moment, it was like the early naughties all over again.
Here’s what the football world thought of two legends once again coming toe to toe in the line of duty.
Someone needs to find a video of the Terry and Keane verbals on the touchline
— Shaun Russell (@ShaunR1984) March 13, 2019
Terry: So no half time tea then?
Keane:None of that soft stuff here lad.
O'Neil: OMG is that the tea lady now
I'll keep it PG and non bitter
— Kieran (@Pseudo_Kieran) March 14, 2019
— CrazyChris (@CrazySillyChris) March 13, 2019
Terrific game at City Ground, capped by Roy Keane and John Terry getting into verbals on the touchline. There’s pointing and staring. Great stuff
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) March 13, 2019
Roy Keane to win by first round ko
— john doe (@welshgrumbler) March 13, 2019
Why does Roy Keane think he is rock hard just because he has a couple of flare ups with Patrick viera apart from that I just see him as a bang average 90s holding midfielder.
— Reece Bagguley (@bagguley_reece) March 13, 2019
Premier League's bad boys….they belong in that dustbin of baddies…along Di Canio, Wise, Butt, Barton, Fowler, Super Mario, Ince, and co
— Mokone (@mokone_eddie) March 13, 2019