World’s Nastiest Tackle – Roy Keane Horror Tackle On Alf-Inge Haaland
Roy Keane’s horror tackle to Alf-Inge Haaland has to be one of the most infamous tackles of the Premier League era – perhaps of all time.
However there is a back-story for this horror tackle by the former Republic of Ireland star on the Norway defender.
The Manchester United midfielder injured himself tackling Leeds United player Alf-Inge Haaland, who then claimed Keane was faking it. He wasn’t, and missed the rest of the 1997-8 season. Fast forward to April 2001 and the Irishman, biding his time like a Bond villain, finally takes revenge.
His hideous challenge on Haaland, then at Manchester City, was a deliberate and pre-meditated act, as revealed in Keane’s autobiography:
“I’d waited long enough. I f**king hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you c**t.”
WARNING : Do not watch this video of you have a weak heart! (you have been warned!)