You know the Van Nistelrooy-Keown fracas that ED is talking about. From September 2003, when Keown got right up in the Dutchman’s face after he missed a late penalty in their Premier League clash.
Of course, Keown was incredulous when a penalty was awarded in the Dutchman’s favour after a coming together between the two, so his reaction, while not excused, can be understood.
Anyway, back to the point, ED believes that it may have found an overreaction that matches or even betters the Van Nistelrooy and Keown situation.
A video of said altercation can be seen above.
Early Doors is not 100 per cent sure what Galatasaray’s Melo did to Fenerbahce keeper Demirel during the Turkish Super Cup but it sure did garner a reaction.
Both men were booked for their troubles. On the surface of things that seems lenient on Demirel and harsh on Melo, but then we will probably never know what the Brazilian said or did to the Turk.
- Sports & Recreation
- Martin Keown
- Felipe Melo
- Ruud Van Nistelrooy
- Volkan Demirel