This is the moment Micah Richards started teasing Roy Keane over the former Manchester City star’s love for Patrick Vieira.
The Frenchman was one of Richards’s growing up idols and he couldn’t resist a dig at the Irishman who had been Vieira’s nemesis for years.
Richards and Keane were on pundit duty for Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at Anfield for Sky on Sunday.
And Richards was asked who his idol was growing up.
He replied: “Undoubtedly Patrick Vieira.
“I met him when he was at Manchester City.
“I played with some top midfielders, proper midfielders, not like the one next to me.”
Everyone laughed and Keane couldn’t resist a sharp smile.
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Richards quickly added: “Obviously, I’m only joking.”
And then further explained his admiration for Vieira, the owner of the Crystal Palace, saying: “You know when someone walks into a room and they have a stature?
“Everything about him, the way he spoke…
“He will always make sure everyone is fine after training.
“But as soon as he crossed that white line, it was terrifying.
“He would go for every challenge, always giving his 100 percent.
“He was a true inspiration and I was lucky enough to share the dressing room with him.”
The days of Man Utd and Arsenal’s vicious rivalry at the top of the Premier League saw several famous heated battles between Vieira and Keane.
While Keane and Richards strike a kind of bromance on screen, the ex-Man City man’s cheery demeanor is often able to outlast the frosty Irishman.
And fans were loving the latest conversation between the pair online.
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Eduardo joked: “One of these days, Kean is going to kill Micah.”
Jay added: “Roy was holding it so well.”
And another said: “Roy looks like he’s plotting to kill Micah.”
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