Saturday 17 March 2018

People couldn't get over Roy Keane's chokehold celebration with Robbie Brady

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

When the final whistle blew to confirm Ireland's memorable Euro 2016 victory over Italy, there were tears, hugs, backslaps - and a chokehold.

While the players and most of the coaches opted for the first three, Ireland's assistant manager revelled in the team's brilliant win in a typically intense way.

Video: Robbie Brady's emotional brother was so stunned last night that he forget how to bless himself 

Moments after embracing Gianluigi Buffon in a touching moment between the two teams, Roy Keane pulled goal hero Robbie Brady close, grabbing him by the throat amid the wild celebrations.

Watch: Gianluigi Buffon's gesture to Roy Keane at the final whistle proves he's the classiest man in sport 

As with everything Keane does, his Homer Simpson-esque reaction to Ireland's win didn't go unnoticed, with people having fun with it on social media.

Read more: 'Love this country and proud to be Irish': The Ireland team's patriotic reaction to their huge win was amazing 

Many wondered what he would have done to Brady had the midfielder headed wide, but it is also worth pondering what celebration Keane may pull out of his arsenal if Ireland secure a historic win against France to move onto the Euro 2016 quarter-final on Sunday.

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