Mikael Silvestre reveals who would win in a boxing match between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Apr 2020 5:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares Mikael Silvestre reveals who would win in a boxing match between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira Keane and Vieira had a long history of battles on the pitch (Picture: Getty Images)Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre believes Roy Keane would get the better of Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in a boxing ring.The two iconic Premier League midfielders were known for their combative feuds whenever the bitter rivals came up against each other.One famous incident took place off the pitch before the Gunners’ clash against United at Highbury in 2005, where Keane confronted the ex-France international over something said in the tunnel.After referee Graham Poll had stepped in between the pair, the Irish midfielder shouted ‘we’ll see out there’. The mind games may have worked, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side came out as 4-2 winners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTShedding some light on the situation, Silvestre told the Talk Of The Devils podcast: ‘It’s a small tunnel, players are shoulder to shoulder, and I think Patrick went past Gary and he said “you have a big mouth when you are with your team so I want to take you on 1v1 outside, me and you”.‘So Roy Keane as a good captain defended Gary and said “if you want to take it to my player take it to me”, but there was also some French vocabulary in the conversation.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Keane and Vieira went to war often (Picture: Getty Images)When asked who would win in a boxing fight between the two, Silvestre said: ‘Maybe because we did some boxing Roy would have an advantage. ‘We had a fitness coach that came in my third season at United and he was good at lifting and also boxing, Mike Clegg.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘With Mike we would do some boxing so Roy was pretty good at it, [Ryan] Giggsy and then Wayne [Rooney].‘A lot of the players would enjoy making a one minute round, two, three rounds after training, it’s good for upper body and coordination.’MORE: Odion Ighalo reveals his plan if Manchester United offer him permanent transfer dealMORE: Jadon Sancho’s stance on Manchester United move as Dortmund fire transfer warningFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

France seeks more cooperation with allies to fight terrorism

first_imgFrench President Francois Hollande is vowing to stamp out terrorism.Bombing ISIL in Syria and Iraq will be combined with new laws and greater cooperation between France and its European partners plus the US and Russia.Last Friday, terrorists succeeded in staging an attack in the French capital, Paris, despite new anti-terrorism and surveillance laws passed in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine ten months ago.France is now considering stripping citizenship from suspected terrorists, extending the state of emergency for three months and will recruit 5,000 extra police and 1,000 more justice officials in trying to balance increased surveillance with trying not to alienate France’s large Muslim minority.last_img read more

‘WE RESCUE BADJAOS’ City gov’t to House deputy speaker: What have you done to…

first_imgHe then asked Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman,“What have you done in your place to make your constituent Badjaos stay insteadof travelling to other places to beg for alms for a living?” But according to Conlu, the one that shouldprimarily address this are the local governments of the places where theBadjaos came from. They should help their people, he stressed. The city government respects the right of theBadjaos to travel, he stressed. Hataman, the last governor of the AutonomousRegion in Muslim Mindanao, had criticized the city government’s plan to roundup Badjaos saying liberty of movement is a basic human right “that knows nogender, ethnicity or even social standing.” “The Badjaos should agree to go backto Sulu or to relocate anywhere they are taken to. Proper coordination betweenIloilo City and the receiving local government should be maintained to ensurethat they arrive safe and secure,” said Hataman. Hataman urged the citygovernment, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, thePhilippine National Police and other government agencies to provide long-termsolutions that protect their dignity and their rights. “I hope tagaanattention nii Congressman Hataman kunpaano nila ma-improve ang life sang ila pumoluyo,” said Conlu. UNDER THE BRIDGE. These Badjaos have found a sturdy refuge under this bridge in Barangay Buhang, Jaro, Iloilo City. Conflict between Muslim separatists and government troops in Mindanao has forced them to flee to Iloilo City. PSTMO PHOTO ILOILO City – Badjaos are not beingcontemptuously banished from this city, they are being rescued from the streetswhere they are exposed to danger, according to Public Safety and TransportationManagement Office (PSTMO) chief Jeck Conlu. If passengers won’t give them money, theBadjaos would hit or badmouth them, said Conlu, or vandalize the vehicles. The Badjaos themselves disclosed to the PSTMOthat they were being taken for granted by their local governments and this waswhy they were looking for other areas where they could earn a living, he added. “Walasila ginapalayas,” insisted Conlu. center_img Also called “sea gypsies”, manyBadjaos were displaced by decades of conflict in Mindanao./PN In fact, he said, “During our rescueoperations, ga-request sila nga buligan balik sa ila origin.” City Regulation Ordinance 2002-400prohibits mendicancy. But Conlu also said the Badjaos beggars’presence could also be unhealthy, especially for jeepney passengers. Last year, the city government underthen mayor Jose Espinosa III herded over 50 Badjao beggars to a ship andtransported them back to Mindanao. It did the same to nearly 80 Badjaos in2017. “Simply sending mendicants away fromits area of jurisdiction does not address the underlying problems that broughtthese Badjao people to Iloilo City – and other urban centers for that matter –in the first place,” said Hataman. The return of the Badjaos to Sulu, ortheir relocation elsewhere, “should be voluntary,” he stressed. Hataman expressed concern that the Badjaoswould be treated “in a manner that strips them of their dignity” but Conlu saidthe congressman may not have been informed well. “I hope Congressman Hataman understands thatthe problem is not here in Iloilo City,” said Conlu. Conlu said this was done last year but“after nila ma-receive, waay na kitakabalo kon ano ang mga interventions sangila LGUs kon ngaa nagahalalin liwatsila didto.”last_img read more