A commentator for British broadcaster ITV, former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane criticized Brazil’s players during the broadcast of the match against South Korea, in the round of 16 of the Qatar Cup.
What bothered the former player were the ‘dancing’ done by the athletes after each of the 4 goals scored by Brazil in the match. Keane did not spare even coach Tite, who in the goal scored by Richarlison, Brazil’s 3rd in the game, participated in the celebration and even performed the ‘pigeon dance’ with the number 9 shirt of the national team.
“I can’t believe my eyes. I’ve never seen so much dancing. It’s like watching Strictly (a Dancing with the Stars type show shown in England). former British player.
“There are four goals and they do it every time. The first little dance, or whatever they do, that’s fine. And then the coach gets involved. I’m not happy with that. I don’t think that’s good”, added Keane, after Tite participate in the “pigeon dance” in Richarlison’s goal.
Internet resurrects Keane’s past
On social networks, many Brazilian internet users reacted to Roy Keane’s statement, recalling one of the moves that negatively marked the former midfielder’s career, which ended in 2006.
In a classic against Manchester City for the Premier League, on April 21, 2001, Keane gave an unfair entrance to Norwegian Alfie Haaland (father of Haaland, current City star). Haaland tore ligaments in his right knee and had to cut short his career at the age of 30 due to the serious injury.
How was Roy Keane’s underhand bid:
Roy Keane’s criminal entry into Alfie Haaland (father of the current City striker) in a Manchester United vs City match in 2001. Alfie tore his ligaments and had his career cut short because of the injury.pic.twitter.com/GCBDf7Z92n
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At the time, Keane initially received a four-game suspension. Then, the player received five more “hook” games, in addition to a fine of $ 237,000, for claiming in his autobiography that the entry was premeditated.
The bid would be revenge since Keane was injured after disputing a ball with Haaland, in the 1997-1998 season, when the Norwegian midfielder wore the Leeds shirt. The injury ruled Keane out for the remainder of the season.
That year, United ended up losing the English title to Arsenal. Former captain of the Irish national team, Roy Keane played for Manchester United between 1993 and 2005, being seven times champion of the English Championship for the club.
Fight with Alex Ferguson
Roy Keane left United through a back door in 2005 after criticizing legendary Red Devils manager Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team at the time. Keane detonated Ferguson in the local press for the coach opening United’s concentration to relatives, during the team’s pre-season, in the Algarve, in Portugal.
After that, the midfielder still openly criticized teammates on United TV. It was then that Ferguson decided to remove Keane’s armband and ask for the athlete’s departure, who ended up transferring to Celtic, from Scotland afterwards.