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Roy Keane's Perfect Response To Ian Wright Saying He Touched The 'This Is Anfield' Sign Has Gone Viral

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Roy Keane's Perfect Response To Ian Wright Saying He Touched The 'This Is Anfield' Sign Has Gone Viral

Roy Keane's response to Ian Wright saying he touched the 'This Is Anfield' sign inside Liverpool's stadium is exactly what you'd expect.


Players touching the sign as they make their way onto the pitch at Anfield has become a tradition over the years.

Ahead of Liverpool's game vs Norwich in the FA Cup, Wright was asked if he ever did it as an opposition player and his answer was a resounding: "Of course. But I didn't touch it when I was going out with the guys. When you went out for the warmup, you'd look around and you touched it. It is iconic, it's an unbelievable pitch. I had to touch it!


"I didn't want them [teammates] to see, because I didn't want them to feel it was disrespectful. It wasn't disrespectful, I just wanted to touch that sign."

As Wright told that story, fellow pundit Keane was visibly stewing next to him and ready to give his opinion.

ITV presenter Mark Pougatch then put the same question to former Manchester United captain Keane and he said: "No, of course not. There's no point. Okay, it's a tradition for English players, but not for opposition players. I'm not sure why you touched it, Wrighty. It's very silly, it's very childish."


Wright then argued it was an 'unbelievable thing to do' and Keane asked: "What benefit did you get out of it?"

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

The ex-Arsenal striker wasn't willing to back down however, explaining: "I touched it! I'm one of the people that have touched it. There's a lot of fans who haven't touched that."

Keane decided to unleash a rant on Tottenham Hotspur later in the broadcast after their cup exit at the hands of Middlesbrough earlier this week. Pure box office entertainment.


On the pitch it was Liverpool who advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 win.

Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes from the side which won the Carabao Cup against Chelsea on Sunday.

Only captain Jordan Henderson kept his place but the Reds still had too much for Norwich.

Takumi Minamino opened the scoring in just before the half hour mark and then grabbed his second shortly after.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Lukas Rupp scored 12 minutes from time to make it a nervy finale but Liverpool hung on to reach their first FA Cup quarter-final draw in seven years.

The quarter-final draw will take place on Thursday evening before Everton host National League side Boreham Wood.

Featured Image Credit: ITV Football/Twitter & ThisIsAnfield/YouTube

Topics: Roy Keane, Ian Wright, FA Cup, Liverpool

Daniel Marland
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