Roy Keane takes off his shirt in wild celebration after scoring the golden goal winner past Micah Richards in a pundit game


Roy Keane may not be a fan of dancing celebrations at the World Cup, but taking your shirt off in a kick is another matter.

Normally reserved when scoring during an iconic career for Manchester United and the Republic of Ireland, Keane staged arguably the most passionate celebration he’s ever staged for one of football’s great rivalries.

Keane hung onto the ball
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Roy Keane takes off his shirt in wild celebration after scoring the golden goal winner past Micah Richards in a pundit game
And Micah Richards didn’t stand a chance
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Roy Keane takes off his shirt in wild celebration after scoring the golden goal winner past Micah Richards in a pundit game
The Irishman flew out to celebrate
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With football taking a two-day break between the World Cup round of 16 and quarter-finals, a grudge match took place as ITV took on the BBC.

And in what looked to be the highlight of the match, Keane struck home on the rebound, past fellow Sky Sports player Micah Richards.

They were rivals on this occasion, however, as the ITV man rejoiced with a gigantic grin on his face.

He then took off his shirt and jumped into a nearby wheelie bin before being mobbed by his teammates.

Nor was it surprising, with the ITV social team claiming it was a game-winning golden goal, and Keane didn’t score much better.

Known as a curmudgeonly figure during his pungent box office career, many will be surprised to see Keane throwing such an effusive celebration.

Roy Keane takes off his shirt in wild celebration after scoring the golden goal winner past Micah Richards in a pundit game
Keane rushed off waving his shirt
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Especially after pointing out Brazil for their dance in a 4-1 win over South Korea.

“I have never seen so much dancing. It’s like watching Strictly! he said.

” I do not like it. I know it’s a cultural thing, but I think it’s really disrespectful to the opposition.

“It’s 4-0 and they do it every time.

“I don’t mind the first template, but after that, and then does the manager get involved? I’m not happy with that, I don’t think it’s good at all.

Keane’s celebration might not have been so disrespectful, but don’t tell him that, or mention the fact that he was deflected…

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