Videos: Keane on fire - and his own country is the target

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane was in a fiery mood at today's Portman Road press conference, and it had nothing to do with press speculation surrounding Owen Garvan or Connor Wickham.

Carl Marston

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane was in a fiery mood at today's Portman Road press conference, and it had nothing to do with press speculation surrounding Owen Garvan or Connor Wickham.

Instead, an outspoken Keane showed little sympathy for the Football Association of Ireland's campaign to have their controversial World Cup play-off against France replayed.

He blasted “What goes around comes around!”

Keane's relationship with the FAI broke down following his walk-out from the Republic of Ireland training camp prior to the 2002 World Cup.

And he dismissed their calls for “the honesty and integrity” of the sport to be protected in the wake of Thierry Henry's handball which led to France's winner in Paris on Wednesday night.

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Keane blasted “I think the 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.

“Ireland had their chances in the two games (against France), and they never took them. But it's the usual FAI reaction - “we've been robbed, the honesty of the game...”

“There was one match against Georgia where Ireland got a penalty and it was one of the worst decisions I've ever seen which changed the whole course of the game.

“I don't remember the FAI after the game saying we should give them a replay.”