Roy Keane cleared of cabbie ‘road rage’

Ex-Manchester United footballer Roy Keane
Ex-Manchester United footballer Roy Keane

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.