Keane vs Emir

Roy Keane has challenged His Highness Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to a ‘Straightener’ during ITV’s World Cup coverage. ‘Straightener’ is slang for a one-on-one fight in Ireland and parts of Britain.

Straightener

“The boy bin Hamad Al Thani?” Keane told Soccer on Sunday. “Not my cup of tea as an Emir. Banning things, mistreating gays and migrant workers — if the lad wants to meet me 45 minutes from now in the desert outside Doha, we can sort things out with a Straightener. Believe me, I’ll make what I did to Alfie Haaland seem like a Thai massage.”

“Listen, we’ve seen some good Emirs around the Arabian peninsula,” said the 51 year-old. “Your Abdul Azizes, your Khalid bin Saud Al Sauds. If you’re telling me the boy Hamad Al Thani is fit to lace Khalid bin Saud Al Saud’s boots, then I’m a Chinaman.”

“He’s a good lad, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,” he added. “But as an Emir? No, not for me.”