Ipswich: Supporter in Keane row: ‘I’m entitled to my opinion’
IPSWICH: A stalwart Blues fan has described the moment he confronted Roy Keane – and got a response!
Season ticket holder Mervyn Collen was so incensed after Ipswich Town’s 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest on Bank Holiday Monday that as the Irishman walked from the dug-out he decided to voice his disappointment.
Mr Collen claims that Mr Keane gestured back before his assistant Ian McParland stepped in.
Mr Collen, a taxi driver, who was at the match with his sons, said: “As Roy Keane walked off I shouted to him ‘how much longer is this going to go on for?’”
He claims Mr Keane then made a hand gesture, like a chatter box, and said that Mr McParland made a comment to him before they both left.
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“I was confronted by one of the stewards but I told him that I hadn’t done anything wrong. It’s not as if I ran on to the pitch or anything like that.”
Defending his right to voice his anger over the team’s losing streak, Mr Collen added: “I’ve been watching Ipswich for over 20 years now. In my opinion if you pay your money you’re entitled to have your say and people should take that on the chin.
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“I have nothing personal against Mr Keane I just don’t think he’s the man for the job. What happened on Monday was the result of me seeing a series of poor performances.”
Ipswich Town Football Club did not wish to comment.