Date: 8th October 2007 at 1:02am
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Roy Keane says that if video evidence shows that Paul McShane (wasn’t he the fat bloke with the tash from ‘Hi-Di-Hi’?) committed an offence worthy of the red card he received, then he will be punished.

Speaking after Arsenal’s table topping 3-2 victory, Keane said,
‘I’d like to say I didn’t have a clear view but I think I was about five yards away!’

‘Even so I’d like to see it again on video. The referee was very, very quick to get the red card out. I’m not disputing his decision and if we feel Paul has been out of order he will be disciplined. We’ll judge that when we see it on video. But the lad got up and he’s ok.’

‘Some of these tackles seem a lot worse than they are. Yes, he’s caught him but a lot of our lads have been caught as well. You have to have physical contact in the game. But as I say if he’s been out of order he’ll be disciplined. But the biggest punishment in football anyway is to be suspended for three games.’

It’s an admirable stance from Keane, although saying that his players were also ‘caught’ and comparing to the challenge that Hleb received is a little bit dubious. I mean, how many Sunderland players went home with stud marks on their ‘twig & berries’?