Ex-Norway international, Alf-Inge Haaland, the victim of a dreadful challenge by Roy Keane in 2001, has compared the former Manchester United captain’s beard to that of Saddam Hussein.
This comment was made available on Twitter in reaction to extracts from Keane’s latest autobiography, The Second Half.
Within Keane says of the tackle: “There are things I regret in my life and he (Haaland) is not one of them.”
Keane’s words were construed as meaning his tackle on the Manchester City defender was plan beforehand.
He received a five matches ban and also issued fine of £150,000 by the FA.
After the quotes emerged on Monday, fellow ex-Norway international, Egil Ostenstad contacted Haaland on Twitter, writing: “Alfie. R Keane is at it again. Could we have a Twitter response mate?”
Haaland replied by writing “can’t take a man seriously when he’s got a beard like…”, with the message being accompanied by a picture of former Iraq dictator Hussein.
The post was subsequently deleted.