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Roy Keane shells out for 1966 World Cup programme, signed by Bobby Moore

And he wore a corduroy jacket to a celebrity quiz in Manchester last night.

Keane and Prof Nic Jones last night.
Keane and Prof Nic Jones last night.

FORMER IRELAND AND and Manchester United skipper Roy Keane is, it seems, a fan of England’s World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore.

The Corkman was amongst sporting figures like Ricky Hatton and John Barnes who took part in a charity quiz event at Lancashire County Cricket Club to mark 20 years since Moore’s death last night.

And Keane left with a 1966 match programme, signed by the West Ham icon, according to reports which suggest he paid £3,000 for the souvenir.

CancerResearchUK confirmed that Keane did buy a lot in the charity auction but refused to say what exactly he picked up and for how much.

Anyone who remembers Keane arguing with Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson during a players versus staff table quiz some years ago will hope ITV’s Clive Tyldesley – emcee for the night — set questions which were perceived to be fair by Keane.

The proceeds went to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

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