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Watch: Roy Keane Reveals An Unlikely Bromance With Hollywood Star Will Ferrell

Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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It takes a lot to get on the good side of Roy Keane, with few managing to pull the craic out of him live on television. Micah Richards is one example, while he also has a good rapport with Ian Wright on ITV.

There are a few other people that can pull it off, but we didn't expect to see a Hollywood superstar added to that list.

Hardly one for the glitz and glamour of tinseltown, you would not expect the Cork man to get on with many actors. However, it seems that Will Ferrell is an exception.

Roy Keane strikes up unlikely bromance with Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell has been the star of some of the most successful comedies of the last two decades, with his performances in the likes of Elf and Step Brothers the stuff of legends.

Away from film, he is heavily involved in the MLS, acting as a co-owner of Los Angeles FC. The American is in the UK this weekend, attending the game between Manchester City and Aston Villa this afternoon.


As it turns out, it was here he would reveal an unlikely bromance with Roy Keane.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he revealed that the pair had crossed paths during a previous appearance at Soccer Aid. We've rarely seen Roy Keane be so delighted to run into someone.



Ferrell: Roy and I had the pleasure to play together in Soccer Aid. What that 2010 maybe?

Keane: I can't remember, I can't remember last week! Are you still training and playing?

Ferrell: I'll run around a little bit, kick the ball and try not to pull my hammy.

Keane: That's it.

The pair got to know each other during the 2012 edition of Soccer Aid, with both of them lining out for the 'world' team at Old Trafford.

Speaking at the time, Ferrell admitted that he was a bit intimated to share a dressing room with the Manchester United legend.


No one told me ahead of time you're not supposed to go up and hug Roy Keane, and that's the first thing I did. I walked up, hugged him, piked him up, and gave him a big old wet kiss on the cheek.

He said 'nice to meet you too'...

He waved at me at breakfast on Friday morning, I believe he was waving at me.

I believe it was really positive.

We need to see a documentary featuring these two going on a road trip through America.


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