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Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent

Ofcom said the exchange was intended “in good humour”.

BRITAIN’S TV WATCHDOG Ofcom has decided against launching an investigation following viewer complaints about Ian Wright’s mocking of fellow ITV pundit Roy Keane’s accent.

In a heated debate during coverage of England’s World Cup semi-final with Croatia, Wright mocked the former Man United and Ireland star’s pronunciation of the word ‘final’.

The incident prompted complaints from viewers, with Ofcom ultimately deciding not to take action, arguing that the jibe was intended “in good humour”.

“We carefully assessed complaints from viewers who objected to one pundit imitating another’s accent,” a statement read.

“However, we found the exchange was intended in good humour.”

There also appeared to be no lingering ill-feeling between Keane and Wright following the argument, with the Arsenal legend subsequently posting a picture of the pair arm in arm.

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