Ipswich defender Damien Delaney blames Roy Keane in court after speeding offence
Ipswich Town player Damien Delaney has blamed former manager Roy Keane for a speeding offence he committed.
The Republic of Ireland international told the court he had been forced to speed because “unreasonable” Keane would fine him thousands of pounds if he had arrived late for training.
The 29-year-old was clocked driving at 44mph in a 30mph zone in Ipswich last October.
But in a letter of mitigation sent to South East Suffolk magistrates, he blamed Keane for the offence.
He wrote: “I had an unreasonable boss and was worried I’d be docked two weeks’ wages.”
The financial logic behind Delaney’s speeding did make sense in the end: he was fined £235 and got four points on his licence after admitting speeding.