It’s been compared to everything from a badger to Saddam Hussein, but Roy Keane has had enough of the bushy bristles and has finally shaved his beard.
The Irish FA revealed on Twitter last night that the former Man Utd footballer had shaved off his increasingly threatening facial hair ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar.
— FAIreland ⚽️???????? (@FAIreland) October 10, 2014
Keane is currently on international duty as assistant to Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, but has also been publicising his new autobiography.
When asked by journalists about the beard, he said he’d been “a little bit lazy”, adding “If you want me to get rid of it I might.”
— Stephen Quinn (@stiofanoc) October 9, 2014
After carrying out his threat, Twitter users have been gathering to mourn the loss of such magnificent beardage at #RIPtheBeard.
— Tom Lawrence???? (@tom__lawrence) October 11, 2014
— Stay safe people (@PeterHindley) October 11, 2014
#RIPtheBeard Roy what have you done? It just doesn't feel the same unless you also look like a mass murderer!
— Paul Alan (@PEmery999) October 11, 2014