Micah Richards goes viral as hilarious compilation video emerges

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It's been a difficult year for football fans in the United Kingdom.

With the COVID-19 pandemic having a huge impact on the health of the nation, we've also had to endure a lengthy period of lockdown with no football to see us though.

How on earth did we cope?

But with restrictions lifted we saw a football feast return to our televisions as the Premier League, EFL and Champions League gave us almost daily entertainment.

We obviously tune in for the 90+ minutes of action on the pitch, but we're all guilty of being big fans of what happens in the studio.

Whether it's watching Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker on Match Of The Day, or seeing David Jones, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports' Super Sunday, we love seeing the passion of the experts shine through.

Every so often we're treated to a non-regular guest, with the likes of Roy Keane providing a brilliant viewing experience with his sheer no-nonsense approach to punditry.

But with Keane bringing such a tense viewing experience to those watching at home, it was essential that Sky Sports found someone to break the tension.

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Enter Micah Richards.

The former Manchester City man was an absolute powerhouse as a player after 'bursting onto the scene' at the age of 18.

But unfortunately a troublesome injury cut his career short during his time at Aston Villa.

Like so many others, Richards is preparing for life after football and seems to have found his calling as a pundit alongside the likes of Keane, Neville and Carragher.

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As well as providing valuable insight into the tactical side of the game and giving a brutally honest insight in the ongoing battle against racism, Richards also brings an infectious immaturity to the sometimes stuffy mood of the broadcast.

Whether it's making cheeky jokes or winding up the often-angry Roy Keane, the ex-defender has quickly endeared himself to those watching at home.

His contagious, unscripted laugh has now become something of a trademark and a video that's emerged on social media seems to have captured his best bits in all their glory.

I dare you to watch the below video and not crack a smile.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

I'm not going to lie, I absolutely love Micah Richards.

While he had a playing career that sort of fizzled out due to injuries, he's certainly made an immediate impact after stepping into punditry.

Watching Roy Keane on Sky Sports is one of my favourite aspects of the broadcasters' coverage, as you know that he is not going to hold back in his assessment of things.

But while Keane is wonderful to watch, the whole experience has been enhanced by throwing Richards and his light-hearted banter into the mix.

Keane and Richards are the most unlikely of double acts on Sky, and I for one will be writing a strongly-worded letter to the company bigwigs demanding that the duo are handed a show of their own.

After all, we all know that the pair would be a massive hit.

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