Brazil turn on Roy Keane over criticism of World Cup dancing as Man Utd legend is dubbed ‘inelegant’

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Roy Keane has come under fire in Brazil after labeling the country’s World Cup stars “disrespectful” for their dance festivities against South Korea.

Brazil stormed into the quarter-finals after beating South Korea within 36 minutes of Monday night’s last 16, with goals from Vinicius Jr., Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta taking them 4-0 at half-time.

Despite their clear dominance on the night, the Tite men never tired of celebrating each goal with some flamboyant dance moves, with the manager himself getting involved at one point.

Those antics clearly irked Keane, who lashed out at the Brazilian players involved, accusing them of disrespecting their downcast opponents in Qatar.

Roy Keane is under fire in Brazil after he called his World Cup stars 'disrespectful'

Roy Keane is under fire in Brazil after he called his World Cup stars ‘disrespectful’

Keane was left furious with the Brazil players dancing in their 4-1 win against South Korea

Keane was left furious with the Brazil players dancing in their 4-1 win against South Korea

Keane was left furious with the Brazil players dancing in their 4-1 win against South Korea

“I don’t like this,” he said on ITV Sport. “People say it’s their culture. But I really think that is a lack of respect for the opposition. It’s four goals, and they do it every time.

“I don’t mind the first mold so much, it’s the next one, and the manager getting involved. I’m not happy about it. I don’t like it at all.’

However, Keane’s criticism now appears to have earned him villain status in Brazil as the country’s media and fans have rightly turned against the Manchester United legend.

Keane is shooting from all angles on Tuesday, targeting both his own football career and his expert abilities.

Leading Brazilian TV channel TNT Sports wrote on Twitter: “HELLO, ROY KEANE! DON’T LIKE TO DANCE? BITE YOUR BACK! THIS IS BRAZIL HERE!

‘See if you can do that! Even Tite will dance here! Whether you like it or not.’

Brazil boss Tite even danced alongside his players after Richarlison's goal on the night

Brazil boss Tite even danced alongside his players after Richarlison's goal on the night

Brazil boss Tite even danced alongside his players after Richarlison’s goal on the night

Brazilian TV channel TNT Sports responded to Keane by saying on Twitter, “This is Brazil!”

Another Brazilian broadcaster, Globoresponded to Keane’s criticism by reminiscing about some of his low points as a player.

Their report, which describes him as the ‘executioner’ after his goal against Palmeiras in the 1999 Intercontinental Cup final, takes a closer look at some of the most controversial incidents of his career, including his bitter feud with Irish boss Mick McCarthy during the 2002 World Cup and the infamous gruesome tackle that ended Alf-Inge Haaland’s career.

Luis Castro, the head coach of Brazil’s Serie A club Botafogo, branded Keane “inelegant” while claiming he simply doesn’t understand the country’s culture.

Castro said on sportsv, via Globo: ‘Roy Keane does not understand the culture of Brazilian football. He doesn’t understand the Brazilian team. So he speaks in an inelegant way because of what happened today.

“We all know that’s not disrespectful to anyone. Celebrating players is not disrespectful to anyone. What shows is that there is a great bond between coach and players. And a series of synergies that can catapult a team to great achievements.’

An article in Brazil highlighted some of Keane's low points as a player, including this infamous tackle that ended Alf-Inge Haaland's career.

An article in Brazil highlighted some of Keane's low points as a player, including this infamous tackle that ended Alf-Inge Haaland's career.

An article in Brazil highlighted some of Keane’s low points as a player, including this infamous tackle that ended Alf-Inge Haaland’s career.

The story also referred to him as the 'hangman of Palmeiras' after his goal against the Brazilian club in Man United's 1999 Intercontinental Cup final victory.

The story also referred to him as the 'hangman of Palmeiras' after his goal against the Brazilian club in Man United's 1999 Intercontinental Cup final victory.

The story also referred to him as the ‘hangman of Palmeiras’ after his goal against the Brazilian club in Man United’s 1999 Intercontinental Cup final victory.

Luis Castro, who now manages Brazil's Serie A side Botafogo, claims Keane simply doesn't understand the country's football culture

Luis Castro, who now manages Brazil's Serie A side Botafogo, claims Keane simply doesn't understand the country's football culture

Luis Castro, who now manages Brazil’s Serie A side Botafogo, claims Keane simply doesn’t understand the country’s football culture

However, the fiercest comments against Keane came on social media, where the Irishman was described, among other things, as ‘irrelevant’ and a ‘butcher who never knew how to control a football’.

Someone wrote on Twitter about his challenge on Haaland: ‘Curiosity: Roy Keane was the author of one of the most unfair moves in football. In revenge for a feud, he gave this entry to Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Haaland, who had to end his career. To this day he says he has no regrets.’

Another said: ‘Do the Irish care what our former players think of their national team? F**k Roy Keane’s take on celebrating Brazilians. It doesn’t interest anyone, it doesn’t have the slightest relevance, it doesn’t change anything. Screw this. Sorry for the bad manners.’

Orlando Calheiros, a podcast host with a PhD in social anthropology, also chimed in saying, “You give Roy Keane a lot of leash, one of the biggest pig feet in world football. If he had been born in Brazil, he would have played at most five or six seasons in the Brazilian first division, in a Botafogo of life.’

Keane also received a lot of criticism from Brazilians on Twitter after his criticism of the team

Keane also received a lot of criticism from Brazilians on Twitter after his criticism of the team

Keane also received a lot of criticism from Brazilians on Twitter after his criticism of the team

Rafael Belattini, one of Brazil’s NFL commentators, said, “Few things are more irrelevant than Roy Keane’s opinion of the Brazil national team. Do they translate Vampeta’s comments about the England team in England? Because Vampeta has a cup, at least…”

Brazil boss Tite also spoke out about allegations of disrespect from his side in Qatar, labeling such allegations as “evil”.

“You have to learn how to make the moves,” he said at his post-game press conference. “And the movements are very tight!

‘Still, I have to be very careful. There are bad people who will say that was disrespectful.’

Tite labeled all allegations of disrespect on his part against South Korea as 'bad'

Tite labeled all allegations of disrespect on his part against South Korea as 'bad'

Tite labeled all allegations of disrespect on his part against South Korea as ‘bad’