Roy Keane hits back in his war of words with Brazil boss Tite, telling him to ‘dance in a NIGHTCLUB’ and not ‘few yards’ from the opponents’ bench… as he sarcastically jokes coaches should do “little dances” when they go for their pro licenses!
- Brazil blasted South Korea in their World Cup clash with four first-half goals
- They celebrated the goals while dancing, even manager Tite got involved
- Roy Keane slammed Tite for celebrating ‘few yards’ from the opposition
- He called the actions ‘disrespectful’ and told Tite to ‘go dancing in a nightclub’
- This is the latest development in a budding feud between Tite and Keane
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Roy Kean reignited his war of words with Brazil boss Tite and risked sparking further outrage in the country as he doubled down on his criticism of his side’s actions in the win over South Korea by telling him to save her dance for the nightclub.
Brazil took a 4-0 first-half lead in the last 16 clash with South Korea thanks to goals from Vinicius Jnr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta.
After Vinicius’ opener, Brazil rolled out a series of pre-planned dance routines to score their goals, with even boss Tite getting involved after the third strike.
There were more words from Roy Keane about Brazil’s dance celebrations
The pundit told manager Tite to ‘dance in a nightclub’ after taking part in the celebrations
Keane was unimpressed with the incident on ITV’s coverage of the game and said since Heaven bet: ‘I love watching Brazil and what it represents.
“When you think of the World Cup, you think of Brazil, I love watching them because they are brilliant at football, but not when they dance or the manager starts dancing, it’s not respectful.
“I don’t understand how a manager can dance as the game goes on, he has an opposing manager 10 yards away from him, you have to watch that.” The game is about respect. Dancing afterwards in the dressing room, or in a nightclub, is not a problem.
Keane previously called the dance ‘disrespectful’ and compared it to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’
“But why is it acceptable for Brazil to do this during the game?” If everyone dances after a goal, the matches will last three days.
“Do you know what they should start doing, when coaches do their pro license, show managers how to do a little dance on the sidelines, forget about tactics.”
It’s the latest escalation in a feud between Keane and Tite that started on game night.
Tite defended the dance as part of Brazilian culture and insisted it was not disrespectful
The pundit called the dance “disrespectful” and compared it to “Strictly Come Dancing” during ITV’s coverage of the South Korea match, to which Brazilian striker Vinicius Junior jokingly replied: “Keep going to dance!”
Tite then hit back at Keane’s comments, saying those who criticized the celebrations didn’t understand Brazilian culture and that the dance was “not disrespectful” to opponents.
“It’s not my team,” Tite said on Thursday. “It’s the Brazil team and I’m just the head coach. I won’t comment on those who don’t understand our history and culture.
“It’s part of our education. Children dance in schools because it’s Brazilian culture and it’s not disrespectful. We will continue to do things our way.
Brazil are next in action against Croatia – a team that has always been sensitive to questions of respect after getting upset about ‘Football’s Coming Home’ at the 2018 World Cup in Russia – in their quarter-final on Friday.