Roy Carroll Refuses To Shake Hands With Opposition Before Game
Roy Carroll refused to shake hands with Cliftonville players ahead of Linfield's NIFL Premiership clash.
The former Wigan, Manchester United and Rangers goalkeeper now turns out for Linfield at the age of 40 and before the game, he seemingly wasn't happy.
One fan caught footage of the moment Carroll walked past the whole Cliftonville team as the sides shook hands before today's league game.
It has been speculated on social media that Carroll refused to shake hands after Cliftonville players bowed their heads while God Save The Queen was played before the Irish Cup Final.
And while it can't yet be confirmed the motives behind Carroll's snub, talk online suggests it's a response to the Cliftonville players protesting the anthem:
to all the Cliftonville supporters talking about Roy Carroll & respect - if you really want to talk about respect, let's just remember who started this & now want to shout foul. You reap what you sow pic.twitter.com/1ETlHCfMuI- what concerns me (@NeeNawtogirls) August 25, 2018
Perfectly legitimate for Roy Carroll to refuse to shake hands with Cliftonville players. This is the same club that thought it prudent to disrespect our national anthem. Well done Roy, no self respecting unionist will offer any criticism of your actions.- Jamie Bryson (@JamieBrysonCPNI) August 25, 2018
This is utterly pathetic by Roy Carroll https://t.co/8m6uEqn6uU- Ally Lamont (@AllyLamont1984) August 25, 2018
It's the first time Linfield have played Cliftonville since the Irish Cup Final back in May.
They were unable to go on and get a victory after Carroll's snub, but they did come away from their Premiership rivals with a hard-fought 1-1 draw
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