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Micah Richards channeled his inner ‘Big Meeks’ before lashing his ONLY ever penalty over

‘The worst penalty you’ve ever seen’: Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards channeled his inner ‘Big Meeks’ before taking his ONLY penalty ever in a pre-season defeat to Olympiacos

  • Micah Richards hit the ball from 12 yards in a pre-season clash
  • Manchester City suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to Olympiacos in America
  • The 33-year-old opened up on MOTD Top 10 podcast about his only ever punishment

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has labeled his only penalty kick as ‘the worst penalty you’ve ever seen’.

The right-back stepped up to the spot in an eventual shoot-out defeat to Greece’s Olympiakos in America in the 2014 International Champions Cup, after the game ended 2-2.

Richards decided to channel his inner Chris Waddle and sprinted for the ball before hurling it into orbit from 40 feet.

Micah Richards has labeled his only penalty ever 'the worst penalty you've ever seen'

Micah Richards has labeled his only penalty ever ‘the worst penalty you’ve ever seen’

Richards hit his dot against Olympiakos in America in 2014

Richards hit his dot against Olympiakos in America in 2014

At the time, the now TV pundit was subject to a series of memes and jokes following his horrific punishment attempt.

The 33-year-old has now embarked on his only ever sentence on MOTD Top 10 Podcast with Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer as they look through the Premier League’s best players.

When asked if he’s ever taken a penalty, Richards said: “Not in a real game, in a pre-season. It was the worst penalty you’ve ever seen.

TV pundit Richards opened up his only ever punishment on the MOTD Top 10 Podcast

TV pundit Richards opened up his only ever punishment on the MOTD Top 10 Podcast

‘In training you know that training is different.’ Before Lineker interrupted him to say, “It’s like being on the course at golf.”

To which Richards replied, “Stanch, to get them in trouble. (Manuel) Pellegrini was the manager.

“So then we were in preparation, we were playing against someone in Greece.

“He goes to me ‘you’re awake’, I said, ‘what do you mean, I’m awake’?”

“I said, I’m not going to take any, and he said, ‘Go on, you’ve been practicing all week, you’re really good at it.’ So I got up, didn’t I?

The former right-back insisted he would not take a penalty for boss Manuel Pellegrini

The former right-back insisted he would not take a penalty for boss Manuel Pellegrini

“I walked forward because I don’t know how to act for a penalty, you can’t be shy, but you can’t, I was too confident.

‘You are playing brain games. So how shall I act?

‘Will I be the confident Big Meeks? Or will I be the shy Micah?

‘You know what I mean? So I thought, “Okay, let’s play the part of Big Meeks”

‘I walk upstairs, chest out. “I’ll put you in the stands.”

“I don’t think I’m going to just roll it in, I tried to put the stanch in and just like I got, no cramping, it was like nervous energy through my legs and I hit it and it was about five or six feet over the bar.’

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