James Anderson and Roy Keane are not a pair we'd expect to be writing a story about. Anderson is an English cricket legend who has taken the most wickets for a fast bowler in the game's history. He's also renowned as a pretty nice fella.
Appearing on his Tailenders Podcast on the BBC this week, Anderson and the team were discussing reacting to autograph and photo hunters when he surprisingly brought up a story he'd been told about Roy Keane.
How've celebs reacted when you've asked them for a picture? 📸
According to @jimmy9, this is what Roy Keane does... 😂
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Following on from a discussion about autographs and photographs from fans, Anderson tells a story about Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes replying to a request from an autograph with a simple, "No mate, no chance!"
It got the podcast trio talking about how fans actually want to see the real character reacting reacting to autograph and photo requests rather than simply smiling and complying, when Anderson brings up an amazing story about Roy Keane's response to his adoring fans.
As Anderson points out, the reaction from Keane is actually exactly what you'd expect.
Someone asked Roy Keane for a photo. He went, "Why?" "Dunno, to show my mates." He said, "Tell them you've seen me!", and that was it. But that was how I'd expect him to react.
Tell them you've seen me! Only Roy Keane.
You can listen to the full Tailenders episode here.