Hard Man? Ireland Number 2 Roy Keane takes fun photo at the Aviva Stadium

Roy Keane has certainly mellowed with age.

The erstwhile hard man of English football has gradually cooled off with age, to the point that Martin O’ Neill even joked that he himself was the bad cop of the dynamic in their Ireland management partnership.

Keano took a fun promotional photo at Ireland’s Aviva Stadium today that would have been simply unthinkable back in his United days, posing behind a headless model statue with a big cheesy grin on his face.

He’ll undoubtedly redeem himself with some characteristic rant in the upcoming internationals!