It was 1997 and Leeds United were playing Manchester United and we all know about the rivalry between those two teams Alf Inge Haaland was playing for Leeds at the time and he put in an awful tackle on Roy Keane the Manchester United midfielder one that he didn’t forget and one that sideline him for a nice few months.
Fast forward four years later in the Manchester Derby and the Cork man got his revenge or so he says in his book as quoted below;
“I had waited a long time. I hit him fucking hard. The ball was there, I think: ‘Take this, you bastard. And don’t ever look at me mocking fake injuries again.’”
“And let him never again sneer at me talking about fake injuries. Even in the locker room afterwards, I had no regrets. My attitude was, ‘Fuck him.’ What goes around comes around. He got his rewards.” only. He hit me with one and my attitude is an eye for an eye.”
The Irish midfielder he was expelled with a direct red card and sanctioned with three games and 5,000 poundsa ridiculous sanction for the centre-back who would never play a full game in the Premier League and who retired prematurely at the age of 30.