Roy Keane has been ridiculed by Micah Richards after the Manchester United legend suggested the banner colors at Old Trafford affected the players..
As fans were banned from stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic, the grandstands at Old Trafford were adorned with banners on the seats.
The Red Devils changed the color from red to black with Keane saying it makes a huge difference.
This echoes Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to change United jerseys at halftime in 1996, with the 25th anniversary this week, as gray prevented players from standing out.
But former Man City defender Richards had none of it.
“I think it affected Fred more than anyone,” Keane joked on Sky Sports.
“I wish they had done it earlier in the season when they had real problems. It certainly affects players when you pass it quickly.
A shocked Micah Richards said: “It affects the players !?”
Keane replied, “I played in midfielder Micah. Things go pretty quickly in there. It’s just common sense. Things in the background affect them, why do you think they changed them. “
Richards said, “Look at the disgrace. Premier League, Champions League and now he’s complaining about the banners. “
Keane added, “I’m not moaning about it. It’s just common sense.
Richards replied, “Are you going to ban fans from wearing home shirts?”
To which Keane sat right there, shaking his head with a wry smile on his face.