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05th Dec 2022

Roy Keane reacts to Brazil’s jubilant celebrations in first half demolition job

Callum Boyle

*Pretends to be shocked*

Brazil cruised their way to a comfortable four-goal lead against South Korea on Tuesday night in a devastating first 45 minutes.

Goals from Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta pretty much assured the South Americans of their place in the quarter finals against Croatia.

The performance was one of the best seen at the World Cup so far and had everyone in the colours of yellow feeling the rhythm.

After each of the goals several of the players participated in a small dance routine – as is often traditional with Brazilian footballers – and even got manager Tite to join in after one of the goals.

For everyone else it was a joy to see as some of the best footballers in the world celebrated their goals, but for one person, his feelings were quite the opposite.

Yep, no prizes for guessing who… Roy Keane.

It’s fair to say that if you think something is funny, chances are that Keane won’t and that was no different.

Speaking on ITV, the former Republic of Ireland international didn’t approve of the way that Brazil celebrated and even accused them of being “disrespectful” towards their opponents.

“It’s like watching Strictly. I can’t believe what I’m watching,” he said.

“I don’t mind it the first time but the one after that and then getting the manager involved, I don’t like it.”

Commentator Ally McCoist meanwhile sympathised with Brazil and said he had “no problem” with the way they celebrated, but admitted that he understood the point Keane was making.

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