|"Who are you callin' a sexy mother-fecker, like?"|
Two Irish sporting icons. One, the Golden Boy with the perfect public persona and virtually spotless record, the other, spiky, cantankerous, fiercely charismatic and (in the past at least) deeply divisive.
|Red or Dead - BOD|
|Early Pic Of BOD|
Another point - and one that was pointed out to me - the "other" Keane, Robbie, has not exactly been embraced by corporate Ireland - strange given that he is the Republic's leading goalscorer, has a big profile at home and abroad (US soccer doesn't get much bigger than David Beckham's old team in LA). Probably a few factors at play here, but you are unlikely to see Robbie Keane fronting a big campaign for a pillar bank.
|BOD GOES BLOND - What DAFUQ were you thinkin, man?|
|Public Didn't React Well To Keano's Soft Drink Campaign Post Saipan|
Simple - both intense, driven competitors, natural leaders, willing to put their bodies on the line. Both very smart about managing their careers (Bod may shade that) and shrewd with their contracts. They will both be idolised long after they finish playing.