Roy Keane's X-rated text messages to Ian Wright revealed ahead of England and Slovakia clash

Keane made his feelings known ahead of England vs Slovakia.

Roy Keane sent several X-rated text messages to Ian Wright about England ahead of their Euro 2024 last 16 clash against Slovakia.

Gareth Southgate’s side have so far flattered to deceive across their three performances in Germany, but still managed to top Group C.

They only scored two goals across their three games, however, with a 0-0 draw against Slovenia causing anger amongst England fans.


The draw does mean that the Three Lions have avoided some of the tournament’s big hitters, although their route to the final could still see them having to overcome Switzerland and the Netherlands.

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What is for sure is that Southgate’s side are four knockout games away from glory – and one game away from elimination at every stage.

Some pundits have claimed that England players are ‘afraid to fail’ at Euro 2024 – which prompted Keane to begin an angry rant on WhatsApp.


The Irishman appeared on the latest episode of The Overlap’s Stick to Football in Berlin, with co-host Gary Neville reading out the details of Keane’s text argument with Wright in their group chat.

Although Neville said the messages ‘doesn’t have to make the edit’, he read out: “You brought the Euros final up, you f***ing egg [from Keane to Wright].

“All bulls**t about being afraid to fail. What bulls**t that is. England are the best at it, so they should be f**ing used to it!

“All ex-England players thinking they know about the game, when they know f**k all, and then too lazy themselves to get their coaching badges, but preach about tactics and systems and playing between the f***ing lines. It turns my f***ing stomach.”


Ian Wright forced to step in as Gary Neville unleashes furious rant live on air ahead of England game (an)


Explaining the reason behind his furious messages, Keane fired back: “You said something at the start… go back to what he said, he said something, ‘What’s that got to do with it at the Euros?’ But you brought it up!”

You can watch the full exchange below – including Wright’s comeback.



Neville, Wright and Keane have all been working on ITV throughout Euro 2024, and will be the punditry trio for the England versus Slovakia clash on Sunday evening.


Roy Keane and Gary Neville were speaking on The Overlap’s Stick To Football, brought to you by Sky Bet.