Peter Crouch recalls the day that Manchester United captain Roy Keane didn’t even have to say anything and made him sell his car.
Peter Crouch does not have the best of luck when it comes to bumping into footballing gods. Things were no different when he found himself vaguely in the vicinity of Roy Keane.
The United midfield general is notorious for saying exactly what is on his mind.
But Peter Crouch can testify that even if he doesn’t say anything, the mere look he can give you can send a message loud and clear.
We’ve all heard of the thousand-yard stare, well Roy Keane only had to look at his opponent most at times and they wanted no part of what he was offering.
The retired Republic of Ireland star had a reputation of being a no-nonsense kind of guy both on and off the field.
Former Liverpool and England international Peter Crouch recalls how that look convinced him the best thing to do was sell his new car.
Speaking to the BBC, Crouch remembers the day vividly:
“I was playing for Liverpool and England, so I’m thinking, ‘I’ve arrived’, so the Megane can go for an Aston Martin.”
“But I knew it wasn’t me. Getting in it was a struggle, and I never felt right in it.”
“I pulled up alongside Roy Keane, with a bit of speed garage playing, the sunglasses on, window down, arm out.”
“Then I looked at Roy and he looked at me, and you’ve seen Roy look at people in that way.”
“He looked at me, and it’s the smallest I’ve ever felt, it was a look of sheer disgust.”
“I have to thank Roy, I don’t even know if he knew it was me or some idiot stopped at the lights.”
“After he took off and left me in his wake I looked at myself in the mirror… and sold the car that week, and took a big hit on it. It wasn’t me.”