Roy Keane shares ‘football conspiracy’ – he’s convinced refs had it in for him

Manchester United icon Roy Keane has sensationally shared his best football conspiracy theory – and is convinced Premier League referees had a personal problem with him.

The outspoken Irishman, 50, stated that top-flight officials were deliberately opting to dish out unfair bookings during his playing career when the Sky Sports panel were quizzed on their biggest football conspiracy theories. Keane is the joint record holder for the most red cards in English football, being dismissed a total of 13 times in his career.

"I think the conspiracy when I was playing was that referees were sending me off for no particular reason," he told SPORTBible.

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"They were certainly against me in terms of red cards, yeah. Very very unfair." He later added: "It was personal yeah. it always is."

Sky Sports colleagues Jamie Carragher and David Jones were also quizzed on their footballing conspiracies with the former Liverpool defender unsurprisingly taking a shot at arch-rivals Manchester United.

"It's got to be something about Manchester United, isn't it and [Sir Alex] Ferguson and referees," said Carragher. "I don't think that was a conspiracy. I think this is a fact. That's why I always felt they didn't do as well in Europe either. Even under Ferguson.

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"You know because they couldn't bully referees and that's what it was. So that's not a conspiracy. That's a fact."

Whilst presenter Jones might have come up with the barmiest answer of the lot: "I think Arsenal is a good one to target it on because it feels like their fans are very noisy and prominent on social media. So let's say that Arsenal is its very own social experiment.

"They've done the documentary and they are destined never again to finish in the top four. Everyone at the club knows it, the owners know it, Mikel Arteta knows it and he gets a bonus for finishing fifth or lower. So Arsenal are never going to finish in the top four ever again."


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