Roy Keane’s elite sense of humour was in full effect after he was asked about Robbie Keane’s availability for the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
The 51-year-old Irish hardman didn’t mince his words ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro qualifying match against Germany.
Former Republic of Ireland captain Robbie and wife Claudine Palmer had their second son, Hudson, in 2015.
And the birth of his second child left one member of the press wondering if Robbie would be ready to return to international duty for the Republic of Ireland.
A bemused Keane was asked if Robbie would be ready for the Germany match, which left the former Republic of Ireland No 2 to drop an incredible response to the question.
“Yeah, but he didn’t have the baby, did he?” Roy said, before laughter broke out among those in attendance.
“Unless he’s breastfeeding, he should be alright.”
The clip has since made the rounds on TikTok, with fans left in stitches at Keane’s blunt response to the question.
“Love his sense of humour, he’s [a] class, straight-talking guy,” one fan said.
While another wrote: “The way he was smirking at the last line.”
And a third TikTok commenter posted: “This is the difference between good and great, Keane had standards and would not accept anything less. No excuses.”
“To everyone else this seemed like a joke. But he was dead serious,” someone else commented.
A fifth added: “Not [a] Roy fan but this was very funny even if obvious.”
Robbie was an unused sub in the Republic of Ireland’s sensational 1-0 win over Germany at the Aviva Stadium in 2015.
The Republic of Ireland went on to play at Euro 2016, but O’Neill and Keane’s men were dumped out of the competition in a 2-1 defeat to France in the round of 16.
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