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Thursday, 8 August, 2002, 13:38 GMT 14:38 UK
Uncharitable Shields
Roy Keane clashes with Roberto di Matteo at Wembley in 2000
Roy Keane's red card in 2000 provoked a media frenzy
Arsenal v Liverpool | Community Shield
Sun 11 August | 1400 BST
Live on BBC Radio Five Live

BBC Sport Online's Pranav Soneji looks back at three memorable Charity Shield encounters.

1974: Leeds United v Liverpool

The first Charity Shield to be played at Wembley will forever be immortalised as the match in which Kevin Keegan and Billy Bremner became the first players to be sent off in a domestic competition at the traditional home of football.

Keegan, who had received his marching orders in a pre-season friendly against Kaiserslautern in West Germany four days earlier, clashed with the famously fiery Scotsman, resulting in two red cards.

But the controversy did not end there. Keegan, incensed by the physical treatment he and his team-mates were receiving, took off his shirt in disgust as he walked off the field.

Billy Bremner in action
Bremner: Tempers flared when he clashed with Keegan

Bremner added to the drama by doing exactly the same thing and both men left the field half-naked in front of a capacity crowd.

Liverpool eventually went on to win the match on penalties, the last trophy Bill Shankly ever won as manager of the Anfield Reds.

1984: Everton 1-0 Liverpool

Bruce Grobbelaar's penchant for the unpredictable took on new heights in front of a capacity crowd of 100,000 fans at Wembley.

The Liverpool goalkeeper, known for his forays around and beyond the box, came to gather a cross off the head of Everton striker Graeme Sharpe.

But unfortunately for Liverpool, Grobbelaar only succeeded in shinning the ball into the back of his net for the only goal of the game.

2000: Manchester United v Chelsea

After his pre-World Cup dram with the Republic of Ireland, Roy Keane will be hoping for a quieter start to the season than he enjoyed in the Charity Shield two years ago.

Bruce Grobbelaar takes a cross
Grobbelaar and crosses: Unpredictable, at best

The Manchester United skipper filled thousands of column inches for days after his brutal challenge on Gustavo Poyet.

Keane's recklessness was almost entirely down to an earlier, and even more careless, challenge from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The Dutchman had completely upended Keane, who, unsurprisingly, did not greet the rough tackle with a beaming smile.

Referee Mike Riley diffused the situation, but the fires were fully stoked in the 61st minute when Keane scythed into the back of Poyet.

A feisty match suddenly turned into a fully-blown bad tempered game and Riley had no choice but to dismiss the midfielder amid the jeers from the blue half of Wembley.


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