Ally McCoist was holding back giggles after recounting a story about Roy Keane live on talkSPORT.
The Scotsman and the Manchester United legend both travelled to Qatar over the winter to cover the World Cup as pundits.
Both legends are immensely popular for very different reasons – McCoist’s warmness on co-commentary contrasts Keane’s ruthlessness in the studio.
Back on talkSPORT, McCoist regaled one story about a meeting he had with the former midfielder on a beach in Qatar that sums up the two perfectly.
The 60-year-old told talkSPORT Breakfast: “I’ve got a belter from the World Cup, we had the afternoon off and I thought, ‘I’m gonna get down the beach for an hour’, because I like a wee swim.”
“So I walk down the beach, which is right next to the hotel and the beach – I’m telling you – nobody. Nobody was on the beach. Nobody.
“Now, it wasn’t a massive beach, it was big enough. One sun-bed, away up the left-hand side, Roy’s sitting on it. And he’s got the headphones on.
“He’s the only person on the beach and I’m thinking to myself, ‘there’s no danger, absolutely no danger that he wants to see me’.
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“Initially, I thought I’d pull up my sunbed right next to him, turn on the Rammstein and see where it takes us! I nearly did.”
McCoist is fighting through fits of giggles at this point, but managed to add: “I thought he would have killed me! I thought I’d pull up next to him, put on the Rammstein and have a chat with him. But I didn’t.
“I walked up to him, all the way up the beach and he’s sitting there with his headphones on. He opens one eye, looks at me and removes one headphone.
“I said, ‘you’ll be delighted to hear, I’m not gonna sit next to you, I’m gonna leave you alone, I just wanted to say hello’.
“And he looked at me, closed his left eye, puts his ear plug back in and stuck a thumb up! And that was it.”
McCoist exploded into laughter along with host Laura Woods, who also joined the pair in Qatar at the World Cup.
And no one could question the authenticity, considering that it fits Keane to a tee.
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