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Roy Keane questions Mount and Chilwell over Billy Gilmour conversation

Roy Keane questions Mount and Chilwell over Billy Gilmour conversation
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Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are isolating after being deemed close contacts of Scotland coronavirus victim Billy Gilmour.

Roy Keane has questioned why Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell spoke to Billy Gilmour for so long – and claims he never speaks to anyone for more than five minutes.

Mount and Chilwell were ruled out of England's European Championship clash with the Czech Republic and must remain in isolation until the start of next week after it emerged they had been in contact with Scotland's Gilmour, who tested positive for coronavirus.

The three players are all team-mates at Chelsea and were seen talking together after the goalless draw at Wembley last Friday.

It is believed their conversation continued after the players left the field and headed down the tunnel, and it is there that problems are understood to have arisen.

Speaking on ITV, former Manchester United captain Keane said: "The only thing I'd be critical of is why would you want to speak an opposition player – I don't care if it's your (club) team-mate or not – for 20 minutes?

"I very rarely speak to anybody for over five minutes. After a game when you've been to war against somebody why would you want to chat to someone for that long? They could have used a bit more common sense."

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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