“I’d waited long enough,” said Keane in his autobiography. “I fucking hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you cunt. And don’t ever stand over me sneering about fake injuries.”
Keane was of course talking about Haaland, after that challenge. The FA slapped another five matches on the three he’d already served, as well as a further £150,000 fine on top of the £5,000 he’d already paid. This incident is the one falsely labelled as career ending for Haaland.
In light of Drogba’s comments about Nemanja Vidic, claiming he wished he’d punched him in the European Cup final, the FA are now looking in to the matter.
“We are aware of the comments and will be examining them in their proper context,” said a spokesperson for the FA.
The situations are entirely different of course. Had Drogba punched Vidic and then revealed in his book that he had planning to do so all along, then it’d be different. However, Drogba slapped Vidic like a little bitch, and only after started talking the talk, acting the tough guy. I’d be very surprised if the FA acted, although the situation is fairly amusing.