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Roy Carroll Refuses To Shake Hands With Opposition Before Game

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.

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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:

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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

Let us know your thoughts on the incident below.

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Topics: Football News, Football

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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