You have to hand it to Micah Richards, he has Roy Keane cracked like nobody in Ireland could
The most ambitious crossover of 2021.
Roy Keane appears, to anyone who has ever watched or heard him speak, to be a a man who knows what he likes. Having cut his teeth in the Premier League in the 1990s, a simpler time where there was little to no faffing about, Keane is a product of that time.
As a result of this, you would rarely have seen Keane dancing after scoring a goal. We won't say never - he did play with Lee Sharpe, Ryan Giggs and Paul Ince after all - but it wouldn't be his natural instinct.
As such, we were incredibly amused when a TikTok video emerged showing Keane in FIFA 21, performing the sort of celebration we'd expect to see from Antoine Griezmann.
The video went viral, and it was at that point that a Twitter user begged Keane's Sky Sports colleague, Micah Richards, to show it to him and, crucially, to get his reaction to it.
Fast forward to Sunday night, where Richards, Keane and Graeme Souness were all on punditry duty for Liverpool's 1-4 home defeat to Manchester City.
OMG @MicahRichards actually showed Roy Keane the dancing Keane TikTok 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MWAE8aEnIq
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) February 7, 2021
Ever the entertainer, Richards waited until late at night, hours after they'd finished commenting on City's demolition of their rivals, to show the world the reaction we had all been waiting for.
In truth, Keane doesn't actually have a huge reaction. It's more a look of quiet disgust; the sort of expression he'd have on his face eviscerating 'bad champions' or preparing to kick lumps out of Patrick Vieira in the Highbury tunnel.
It is, nonetheless, quite hilarious to know he's finally seen it. Indeed, that man Richards seems to have Keane cracked like nobody in Ireland ever could. He knows the buttons to press, the chances to take and the jokes to make to leave Keane speechless. Just look at that reaction below.
Don't underestimate how hard Roy Keane is trying NOT to smile here🤣
You have to hand it to Micah Richards, he's got Keano cracked like you never thought possible 😅pic.twitter.com/SCIIIEXqP8
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) February 8, 2021