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Keane apologises after rant

Town boss admits he made a mistake

Last Updated: 25/11/09 5:26pm

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Keane: Apologises

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Ipswich manager Roy Keane has apologised for his harsh criticism of the Irish Football Association after the Republic of Ireland's defeat to France last week.

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Keane launched a scathing attack on the FAI following Ireland's World Cup exit thanks to a highly controversial goal scored by William Gallas.

Thierry Henry blatantly handballed in the build-up to Gallas' extra-time effort which sealed Les Blues place in South Africa, and there was pressure on Fifa to have the match replayed.

However, Keane was bemused by the furore surrounding the play-off game and told the FAI and the team to 'get over it'.

The Tractor Boys boss has now apologised for his comments which sparked anger from certain quarters, and admitted he made a mistake.

"The comments were perhaps over the top and I apologise to any supporter I might have offended," he said.

"I'm 38 years of age and I'm going to make mistakes."

It is not the first time Keane has been involved in a run-in with the FAI, having walked away from the 2002 World Cup during his playing days following a bust-up with then manager Mick McCarthy.

After France's victory in Paris last Wednesday, the former midfielder also said: 'What goes around comes around'.

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