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Doctor Shares Story Of Roy Keane's 'Christmas Miracle' For Sick Child

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Doctor Shares Story Of Roy Keane's 'Christmas Miracle' For Sick Child

Roy Keane may have a fearsome reputation but a new viral video has proved there’s a softer side to the former Manchester United captain.

One of football’s most notorious ‘hard men’, Keane took no prisoners on the pitch and has become known for his no-nonsense approach to punditry since hanging up his boots.

While he may relish playing the role of a villain, Irish doctor Niamh Ni Loinsigh says Keane is a “hero” in his home city of Cork.

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In a new viral video on Twitter, Dr Loinsigh has shared a heartwarming story involving Keane earlier in his career in which he helped a young child recover from serious illness.

“The closest thing I’ve witnessed to a Christmas miracle was facilitated, I think, by Roy Keane,” said Dr Loinsigh.

“This was 20 years ago and we were looking after a patient who was very, very unwell and it came to a point where we weren’t really sure if they were going to make it.

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“Unannounced, and without any fanfare, Roy Keane came to visit the children’s ward.

“He gave that child the boost and the energy that they needed to just keep going a little bit more.

“On Christmas Eve the professor of paediatrics rang me in tears and I feared the worst.

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“But no, he said that this child was completely better and was going home. So thanks Roy.”

Dr Loinsigh later added on Twitter: I hope Roy Keane knows the huge impact he has had on so many lives.

“I'm sure this is just one example.”

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Graeme Souness has also spoken about his fondness for fellow Sky Sports pundit Keane, claiming they are like “two peas from the same pod”.

"I didn't know Roy before. I had met him briefly but never really knew him,” Souness told Belfast Live.

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"He is extremely funny off camera, which people don't get to see.

"And I think we are like two peas from the same pod, and we have the same views on football."

Featured Image Credit: Dr Niamh Ni Loinsigh/Twitter and PA Images

Topics: Manchester United, Roy Keane, Sky Sports, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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