Police have been called after an alleged altercation involving Roy Keane and a member of the public at the Republic of Ireland’s team hotel.
Reports had suggested the Gardai were called in after the national side’s assistant manager became involved in a row with a fan at thePortmarnock Hotel, in North Dublin.
But the Football Association of Ireland released a statement confirming an “incident” had taken place but backing the former Manchester United player.
“Following inaccurate media reports which refer to an incident involving a member of the public this evening at the Republic of Ireland team hotel, we wish to clarify that Roy Keane called the Gardai following the incident,” the statement said.
“The manager, Martin O’Neill, and the FAI are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding this event, and the assistant manager has their full support.”
An ambulance was also called to the scene but it is unclear whether anyone was assessed at the hotel or if they required treatment.
TheGardai in Dublin said they were investigating after being called to an incident at the hotel.
Ireland play Scotland at Glasgow’s Celtic Park on Friday.
Keane has been involved in number of high-profile disagreements in the past and infamously walked out of the 2002 World Cup in an argument over Ireland’s training facilities.
His recently released autobiography also hit the headlines, continuing his ongoing feud with Sir Alex Ferguson and revealing he once headbutted former teammate Peter Schmeichel.