Ireland divided over Keane’s departure

Republic of Ireland supporters have continued to flood the switchboards of radio and television phone-in shows to express their Authentic Prada Handbags Usa anger at captain Roy Keane’s abrupt exit from the World Cup.

Keane, Ireland’s one world-class player, was ordered to return home yesterday after a row with manager Best Prada Outlet In Italy Mick McCarthy at a pre-tournament training camp.

“It’s black armband time,” said Daire O’Brien, presenter on Dublin’s NewsTalk FM. Almost 10,000 people rang up his radio phone-in show in one hour to speak about Keane’s premature departure. Remarkably, 86% sided with Keane. Bicester Village London Prada

On Authentic Prada Messenger Bag Authentic Prada Bag For Sale Philippines For Sale other radio stations, however, most of the fans’ anger was directed at Ireland’s captain. “I’ll tell you something, I wouldn’t like to be him after what he’s done,” said Frank Cullen, a Dubliner who travelled from his home in Toronto to watch the World Cup matches.

“In terms of the tournament, he has signed our death warrant. He should have left his problems at home. Mick did the right thing. Roy Keane isn’t an Irishman to me any more.”

Keane had strongly criticised training facilities on Saipan and abused his coach in a team meeting. McCarthy decided the midfielder was a disruptive influence and sent him home.

Gerry McGettigan said Keane had been treated disgracefully. “We totally blame the high brass in the FAI [Football Association of Ireland] for this,” he said. “I don’t believe that Roy has any personal problems. I think he has just had enough of the FAI hierarchy.”

The Manchester United website also reflected mixed emotions. Kevin Fingleton from Glasgow said McCarthy should be sacked. Black Prada Doctor Bag “Keane is the finest player to Biggest Prada Store In London wear the green jersey and is a true winner,” he said.

Paddy Mulholland added: “It’s disgraceful that McCarthy asked the players to speak their Alex Pradas Quiles minds and then send Roy home for doing just that.”

Nick Roth called Keane a fool. “There are millions of soccer players outside of Roy’s little dream world who would have walked to the Far East, slept on the streets and lived on bread and water just for the chance to play in a World Cup replica prada bags,” he said.

“Perhaps he is finally proving that for him there is nothing more important than himself. What a waste of talent and what a shame for Ireland.”

Two former Ireland internationals came out in support of the Irish skipper. “It’s wrecking my head,” Paul Black Prada Chain Bag McGrath told Today FM. “We had great hopes for this World Cup but they’ve been blown apart by idiotic management.”

Writing in the Irish Examine, Andy Townsend said Keane had crossed the line of no return.

“But I can’t help concluding that the FAI has escaped the noose too easily,” he said. “Let’s get this straight. Roy was right in every single thing he said about facilities.”

All the leading Irish newspapers devoted editorials to the affair. Under the headline “Ireland calls foul”, the Irish Independent said nothing could justify the personal abuse Keane hurled at McCarthy.

“Managers must manage,” it said. “They must have control.”

Keane, meanwhile, has reportedly Authentic Prada Online Shop told the BBC that he has no regrets about not playing in the World Cup, and just wants to get home to his family.