Micah Richards hits out at 'double standards' as he is slammed for 'disrespecting' Roy Keane in Sky Sports studio

Micah Richards hits out at 'double standards' as he is slammed for 'disrespecting' Roy Keane in Sky Sports studio

March 7, 2022

MICAH RICHARDS has hit back at claims he was 'disrespectful' to Roy Keane after laughing at the Manchester United legend in the Sky Sports studio.

Keane's rage after United were thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City cued fits of laughter from Richards' chair.

Indeed, the ex-England right-back continually cracked up as Keane showed his displeasure at United’s performance.

But some believed Richards' laughter at Keane's expense perhaps crossed a line, verging on the 'disrespectful' side.

Richards though was quick to hit back and questioned why his fellow pundits aren't given the same flak when disagreeing with him.

He wrote on Twitter: "Deary deary me! When [Graeme] Souness says to me: 'Forget everything you’ve just said', or [Gary] Neville says to me 'Stop ranting you’re not making sense' I don’t see you saying it’s disrespectful to me so stop this nonsense."

Richards went on to suggest him laughing at Keane shouldn't be taking to deeply by fans, as he insisted all of the pundits in the studio value each other's opinions.

He added: "It’s really not that deep. We all have respect for each other!!!"

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Neville though could only see the funny side to Richards' response as he simply replied: "Thanks Richards," followed up with a laughing emoji.

Richards' fits of giggling came after Keane's explosive rant at United's players for a toothless showing.

He seethed: "There was players there and we're watching it live, and I'm looking at them getting really frustrated watching it.

"I forgive mistakes, but you've got to run back. There's players, five or six players should never play for United again. Just shameful.

"Shameful that you can't run back and you can't put your body on the line.

Keane then added: "Who's running that dressing room? These guys seem more bothered about, 'How am I looking? How’s my hair looking? Are my boots nice?'

"You leave your ego at the door when you play for Man Utd."

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