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Micah Richards revealed that he nearly missed being on Monday Night Football this week because he was stuck in his dressing room for 90 minutes.
The former Manchester City defender has been a brilliant regular addition to Sky Sports punditry team in recent months, with his infectious laughter and on air contrast with Roy Keane amongst the many highlights.
On Monday night he took the headlines with his brilliant response to claims he was only in the job because of the BLM movement but he nearly didn't make it on air.
Richards shared a hilarious video on Twitter of him running to his seat just two minutes before he went on air, with Jamie Carragher in hysterics.
Loved being on @SkySportsPL last night, but managed to get myself locked in the changing room for 90 mins before the show! Thanks to the staff for getting me out with 2 mins to spare - you'd never have known :sunglasses:! @Carra23 & @DavidJonesSky were bricking doing the show without me :joy: pic.twitter.com/GqPtV7RY9R- Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) September 22, 2020
The on set staff helped break the 32-year-old out of his changing room in time to cover his former side's first game of the season, as they beat Wolves 3-1.
Some have unfortunately and wrongly suggested the increase in use of the former England international is some sort of tokenism, but he has continued to be brilliant on screen.
He came to the defence of himself and fellow pundit Alex Scott, with both being abused online after it was announced Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier were leaving Soccer Saturday, despite neither Richards or Scott replacing the three former Sky employees.
:speaking_head: "She's one of the best pundits I've ever worked with. All you see on Twitter & Instagram is what is a woman doing working in mens football. She knows football inside and out more than most people"@MicahRichards speaking the truth about @AlexScott :clap: pic.twitter.com/3q4H9M5f9H- Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 21, 2020
Richards played for 10 seasons for City, playing 245 times in all competitions for the club, and famously swore in a live television interview after scoring a late equaliser, his first goal for the club, aged just 18.
He won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup with the team before moving to Fiorentina for a season, he finished career with Aston Villa in the Championship in 2019 but didn't play in the final two seasons of his career.
After retiring early we hopefully have a lot of years of his punditry career to enjoy him for.
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