Man United Legend Roy Keane Blasts Senegal’s Supporters As They Exit World Cup

Man United Legend Roy Keane Blasts Senegal’s Supporters As They Exit World Cup

  • TV pundit Roy Keane was left unamused by the Senegal fanbase at the Al Bayt Stadium
  • The fans sang songs, danced and used instruments to cheer on their side against England
  • Keane was unimpressed with the Senegalese who bowed out at the last 16 of the World Cup

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane came up with a classic 'Roy Keane remark' as he tore into Senegal's support base.

Keane was on punditry duty on ITV as England faced Senegal in the fourth round of 16 clash at the Al Bayt Stadium.

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Senegal fans show their support during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match against England at the Al Bayt Stadium on December 4, 2022, in Al Khor, Qatar. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Known for their flamboyant, loud and non-tiring singing, the colourful Senegal supporters were in full flow at the stadium to cheer on their side. The Lions of Teranga were attempting to reach the last 8 for a second time since their 2002 heroics.

However, Keane wasn't amused by the display of the supporters, with the West African nation fan base is often led by the 12eme Gainde group.

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Keane was unimpressed

While Keane's co-pundits Ian Wright and Gary Neville revelled in their defeating atmosphere, Keane was on a separate page.

"Very annoying. You'd think they'd calm down a little bit. It's getting on my nerves. It's lovely but annoying," he said as quoted by the Mirror.

England vs France

The Three Lions shushed the noise as they raced to a 2-0 lead before half-time, through goals from Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane. Bukayo Saka wrapped up the victory in the second half to set up a mouthwatering showdown against France on Saturday.

Aliou Cisse's Senegal would be proud of the strides they made without their talisman Sadio Mane. Mane was ruled out of the tournament with a tendon injury.

They finished second in Group A behind the Netherlands, before Gareth Southgate's men proved to be to tall an order for them.

Fans reactions after Senegal exit

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Senegal's journey at the World Cup is over. The Lions of Teranga lost to England 3-0 to bid goodbye to the World Cup.

Despite starting strongly and spurning a golden opportunity, Senegal were sliced open far too easily by the Three Lions, who scored two quick goals in the first half.

Aliou Cisse's team looked defensively solid and forced several mistakes from the Englishmen, but were unable to punish those errors. Boulaye Dia was put through on goal by Ismaila Sarr early in the game, forcing a good save from Jordan Pickford.

Source: Sports Brief News