It may have happened over 20 years ago, but the wounds associated with Saipan are still very fresh in this country.
Even if two decades have passed, you can all but guarantee that football fans will still have strong opinions on the matter.
Those involved in the incident certainly haven't let it go. Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy still are not on speaking terms and you'd imagine a reconciliation is unlikely to happen in the future.
The Cork man is adamant that he was in the right to not play in the World Cup, something he stands by to this day.
Roy Keane not happy with Gary Neville's Saipan question
Considering that Gary Neville is not part of the Irish footballing bubble, he probably doesn't realise how big of a deal Saipan still is in the country.
When he asked Keane a jokey question about the whole situation on The World Cup Meet-Up, he probably wasn't expecting the response that he got.
You can watch the conversation from 1:25 on the video below.
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Keane: Obviously I've missed a World Cup, been in a couple of arguments.
Neville: Did you go over to that World Cup thinking you were going to have an argument? Sometimes it's brewing for a bit with you. Don't give me that smirk, I know you. Was it building a little bit?
Keane: It had been building since I was about 15, yeah! I still wanted to play. Don't be suggesting...
Neville: I'm not suggesting! Were you pissed off before you went over? I'm not saying you wanted that final outcome.
Keane: Not really. It was more when we got over there with the conditions and the accusations that were thrown against me. That's when I got upset. I'm just going to have another slice of toast.
A nice changing of the subject from Roy there.
You could certainly tell he was delighted with the line of questioning.