Roy Keane reminisces about hilarious 90s Nottingham Forest Christmas party

Roy was taking a trip down memory lane in an interview with Gary Neville
Roy Keane during the Nottingham Forest and Chelsea at the City Ground on April 20, 1991Roy Keane during the Nottingham Forest and Chelsea at the City Ground on April 20, 1991
Roy Keane during the Nottingham Forest and Chelsea at the City Ground on April 20, 1991

To many, Roy Keane was the ultimate football hardman. 

Keane was sent off a total of seven times while playing in the Premier League - that’s the second most in the division’s history. 

The midfield enforcer infamously ended the career of Ale Inge Haaland with a horror tackle during the 2001 Manchester derby. 

Keane’s career in England began in 1990, when the great Brian Clough brought him to the City Ground from Cobh Ramblers. 

He would go on to make 114 appearances for Nottingham Forest, before joining Manchester United for a then British transfer record £3.75 million fee. 

Despite his intimidating persona, it’s well-documented that Keane liked a night out to let his hair down and his time in the East Midlands was no different. 

Surprisingly, the Irishman even enjoyed a night out wearing fancy dress while with Forest in the early 1990s - and his choice of outfit is just superb. 

In an interview with former United teammate Gary Neville on his Overlap podcast, Keane said: “We did a couple of Christmas functions where we got dressed up at Forest and I went as a convict!”

Sadly Keane hasn’t shared any photos of his brief stint as a convict, but we’d certainly love to see them!