Richard Keogh to cancel TV appearance after Derby had warned their former captain not to accept the expert role
Richard Keogh cancels Sky Sports performance after Derby warned former captain not to accept Fulham’s fake role after looting a car accident that caused him a knee injury
- Former Derby captain Richard Keogh was appointed as an expert for collision with Fulham
- Defender was fired by rams after a car accident after a night out in September
- The club has written Keogh to advise that he does not accept the TV role
Derby has written to former captain Richard Keogh to warn him of taking an expert in their home game against Fulham on Friday – with Keogh unlikely to accept the offer.
Keogh disputes his resignation from Derby last fall, in the aftermath of a team-binding night in September. The 33-year-old is currently progressing with his recovery from serious knee injuries.
Sportsmail understands that Keogh was invited by Sky Sports to analyze the championship at Pride Park on Friday, when it was expected that he would only discuss the match in question, instead of the events that took place earlier this season.
Richard Keogh will not be an expert for Sky Sports for the collision of Derby with Fulham on Friday
When Derby was informed of the possible arrangement of the studio – as is common for television programs – it was thought that they wrote Keogh to remind him of the sensitive nature of the ongoing case.
But as it now looks, Keogh, after carefully considering the case, decides not to break his silence: the defender has not spoken publicly since he left the club.
After Derby refused to reconsider their decision to dismiss him in November, Keogh referred his case to the EFL, which has not yet set a date for a hearing.
Keogh left Pride Park in October when he decided not to accept the offer of a significantly reduced salary for the remainder of his £ 1.3 million per year contract, which was due to expire at the end of next season.
Tom Lawrence was fined and banned after the crash in September
The 33-year-old Ireland international sat in the backseat of Tom Lawrence’s car when, after a night out on September 24, he hit a lamppost.
Lawrence, the Wales attacker, and team-mate Mason Bennett were fined, were banned for two years, and were ordered to pay 180 hours unpaid for their share in the car accident, which happened on the A6.
The couple appeared in court on October 15 after being charged with drunk driving. Derby also fined Lawrence and Bennett six weeks’ pay.
Keogh has been in Derby since July 2012 and joined a deal of around £ 1 million from Coventry.