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Roy Keane grabs Robbie Brady by throat while celebrating Ireland’s win over Italy.

Roy Keane grabs Robbie Brady by throat while celebrating Ireland’s win over Italy

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Remember the date: June 22nd 2016.

This was the day that Roy Keane actually showed some emotion and appeared to be, wait for it, genuinely happy.

However, during his celebrations - in which Keane even appeared to have a tear in his eye - the former Manchester United captain suddenly remembered who he was and hilariously strangled goalscorer Robbie Brady. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).

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The look on Brady’s face said it all: ‘Cheers Roy, you can let me go now’.

The 24-year-old will probably never need to buy another drink in Ireland ever again after this evening’s heroics.

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Video: Roy Keane 'strangles' Robbie Brady

Ireland sat bottom of Group E - below Sweden by virtue of goal difference - before a ball was kicked this evening and weren’t expected to beat Italy, who have been one of the surprise packages of the tournament so far this summer.

However, Martin O’Neill’s side battled resolutely against Antonio Conte’s men and secured a famous win thanks to Brady’s 85th-minute header from a Wes Hoolahan cross.

Video: Robbie Brady's goal

Buffon congratulated Keane

Keane was ecstatic at the final whistle - as were all of the Ireland staff, player and fans - and was congratulated by Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ireland v France on Sunday

Ireland will now face France in Lyon on Sunday.

French forward Thierry Henry (L) control

Wonder if Thierry Henry will be on punditry duty for that one…

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Manchester United
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Euro 2016
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