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Micah Richards Took Part In A Live Arm Wrestle On CBS Sports And Punditry Has Peaked

Josh Lawless

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Micah Richards Took Part In A Live Arm Wrestle On CBS Sports And Punditry Has Peaked

Micah Richards took part in an arm wrestle live on CBS Sports last night and it was every bit as entertaining as you would imagine.

The former Manchester City and England defender is one of the biggest names in the punditry world and regularly graces our screens on BBC and Sky Sports.


But Richards also works with CBS Sports and has been part of their incredibly unique and lighthearted Champions League coverage alongside presenter Kate Abdo and the likes of Jamie Carragher, Thierry Henry, Peter Schmeichel and Roberto Martinez.

On Wednesday night, Richards was over in New York City for Golazo's coverage of United States' final World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

And the 33-year-old ended up getting into a highly-anticipated arm wrestle with former AC Milan centre-back and fellow man mountain Oguchi Onyewu.

Richards was up against from the off, playing away from home and having to deal with American trio Clint Dempsey, Charlie Davies and Maurice Edu supporting their compatriot.

'Big Meeks' did, however, get a video message from his colleague and friend Jamie Carragher to get him in the zone before the big match.

He had a grand old entrance with a United Kingdom flag and looked the absolute business, but unfortunately the ex Aston Villa skipper fell short.

Richards started off very strongly and used them bulging biceps to good effect, yet Onyewu was able to overpower him and slam his hand down to the table for the win.

There were protests from Richards and wild celebrations from the US folk but the scenes overall were sensational.

Dempsey, who once told Richards, "You don't know where I'm from dawg!" during a game, offered his commiserations.

Embracing the losing Richards, Dempsey said, "Man, respect, though. Being jet-lagged, coming over!”

You have to say though, it would have been a different result if Richards had Carragher, Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness in his corner.

Invoke the instance rematch clause, Micah.

Featured Image Credit: Image: CBS

Topics: Micah Richards, United States, Manchester City

Josh Lawless
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