Keane saga takes another twist

 

Roy Keane is at the centre of more controversy tonight - and this time the Irishman has done nothing wrong.

The Football Association tonight confirmed they had not received an appeal from Keane over the five-match ban and stg£150,000 fine which was handed down last month following comments made in the Manchester United skipper's controversial autobiography.

However, United's legal experts have poured scorn on the FA statement.

Representatives of both the club and the player claim they are in possession of an official FA letter, dated October 25th, which confirms that Keane had 14 days to appeal against his punishment from the date of the letter.

The FA have refused to confirm the existence of the letter and tonight said they were sticking by today's deadline.

However, just a day after the resignation of chief executive Adam Crozier, they look set to be hit by more embarrassment.