Taking on Roy Keane is no easy task and former Chelsea captain John Terry decided to do better after twice deleting a tweet criticizing the Manchester United ex-Hardman.
Keane was far from happy on Sunday after he was harassed by a fan for a selfie while watching an NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The clip went viral, leading to Terry slamming his old nemesis … only to have it bottled minutes later.
“It takes 2 seconds to take a picture with the fans. I think that’s bad!’ Terry tweeted.
Terry’s tweet came in response to talkSPORT radio host Laura Woods, who had highlighted the frosty Keane exchange, which had gone viral.
Woods suggested that Keane may have agreed to a photo with the fan when the game was at a moment of hiatus, and that seemed to trigger a backtrack.
Terry quickly seemed to change his mind and backtracked by deleting it – only to bizarrely repost it a second time.
A second deletion of the tweet followed, removing all traces of it from his account, which has more than 500,000 followers.
Terry’s swift withdrawal never went unnoticed and the former Chelsea centre-back was soon accused of ‘bottling’ him against Keane.
A Manchester United fan remarked: “Terry bottled it up there, he never felt like doing it against a proper hardman.”
Keane was less than impressed when he turned down the fan in question’s request for a photo with him during the game.
In the video, the viewer approaches Keane, who immediately points to the field to indicate that he is not currently ready to interact.
The fan then steps into his line of sight to pass, forcing Keane to crane his neck to get a glimpse of the action.
Keane then crosses his arms in frustration before shaking his head in disbelief at the incident.