MANCHESTER UNITED legend Roy Keane was left unimpressed after Arsenal great Ian Wright admitted to have touched Liverpool's iconic "This is Anfield" sign.
Reds stars place their hand on the legendary symbol before walking out onto the pitch and Wright did the same back in his playing days as part of the visiting team.
The Gunners' hero made that admission during ITV's coverage of the Merseysiders' 2-1 win over Norwich in the fifth round of the FA Cup at home on Wednesday.
Wright said: "Course, but I didn't touch it when going out with the guys.
"When you went out for the warm-up, you'd look around and touch it because it's iconic, it's unbelievable.
"I didn't want them [team-mates] to see me because I didn't want it to feel it was disrespectful. It wasn't disrespectful, I just wanted to touch that sign."
But the always outspoken Keane, who played for rivals United, was not at all moved by Wright's words and even described that move as "silly" and "childish".
The legendary midfielder questioned his fellow pundit's decision to participate in the tradition, which he considers to be pointless for the away team.
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When asked if he had also touched the sign, Keane stated: "Of course not. There'd be no point.
"It's okay, it's a tradition for the English [Liverpool] players but not for the opposition players. I'm not sure why you touched it Wrighty. I think it's silly, it's childish.
Wright fired back: "It's not childish, it's an unbelievable thing to be able to do."
Keane asked: "What benefit did you get out of it?"
The Arsenal legend responded: 'I've touched it. I'm one of the few people to have touched it. I bet there's a lot of fans that haven't touched that."
Fans responded to that incident on social media, with one of them posting: "I have also touched it Wrighty. It was awesome not childish Roy… By the way did you have something similar at Old Trafford???"
Another wrote: "I don't understand why anyone who has no affiliation to Liverpool would want anything to do with that sign? Bit weird this for me, and I'm not sure there's as many non Liverpool players out there that want to touch it."
And a third tweeted: "This is why I like both Wright and Keane. Different personalities but both entertaining. I agree with Roy on this one. But I understand what Wright is saying."
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