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Stoke attacker Walters: The day I photographed my vomit for Keane

Stoke City attacker Jon Walters has detailed how bad his relationship with Ipswich boss Roy Keane degenerated to.

Walters and Keane were at loggerheads after the then Ipswich striker was taken ill before a Carling Cup tie earlier this season.

"We had Exeter away and all during the week everybody in my family had a vomiting bug," Walters told The Sentinel.

"So I quarantined myself from the wife and kids to try and avoid it. But at 3am on the Tuesday morning I was throwing up too.

"I even took a picture of my sick and sent it to the physio because I knew Roy wouldn't believe me, what with it being a cup tie, clubs being interested in me and all that sort of thing.

"So I got the physio and doctor to smell my breath the next morning just after I'd been sick again.

"The next day I trained, even though I'd been wiped out. Then I got a text on Thursday night saying 'have you seen the papers?'. Roy had a pop at me, basically saying certain players were throwing one in.

"A day later, he brought me into the office, said I was going to be playing, but I didn't deserve to be captain because of my behaviour. Things got animated and he came out and told the papers my reaction was unbelievably overboard."

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