Ex-Sunderland boss Roy Keane found not guilty of alleged road-rage incident with taxi driver

Ex-Manchester United footballer Roy Keane arrives at Manchester Magistrates' Court, where he will go on trial over an alleged road-rage incident with taxi driver Fateh Kerar.
Ex-Manchester United footballer Roy Keane arrives at Manchester Magistrates' Court, where he will go on trial over an alleged road-rage incident with taxi driver Fateh Kerar.
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Former Sunderland manager Roy Keane has been found not guilty alleged road-rage incident with a taxi driver.

Ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane has been cleared of aggressively confronting a taxi driver in an alleged road rage row.

Keane, 43, denied the public order offence after cabbie Fateh Kerar, 44, had told him to “cheer up” and smile.

The Old Trafford legend gave evidence from the witness box himself and after a half day trial at Manchester Magistrates’ Court he was cleared of the offence.

District Judge Duncan Birrell said there was something of the “thwarted fan” about Mr Kerar and Keane’s lawyer described the whole incident as a “storm in a tea cup”.

Keane was cleared of causing harassment, alarm or distress to Mr Kerar - a Public Order offence.