ROY KEANE’S heated argument with Jamie Redknapp live on Sky Sports was caused by the former Manchester United captain arriving late to the studio, Micah Richards has revealed.
The Red Devils legend got into a furious exchange with Redknapp as he tried to make the case that Spurs had very few top class players.
And Richards has now confirmed Keane was somewhat flustered when he arrived at the studio due to being stuck in traffic.
Speaking on the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast, the ex-Manchester City defender said: “He (Keane) was driving down to London, but he was late.
“He normally gets there an hour or an hour and a half before, but he was stuck in traffic and he got there 20 minutes before going on air and you could see his hair was all ruffled, along with his suit.
“Jamie just got his anger because he was an hour later than he was supposed to be and he got the wrath!”
Meanwhile, Richards and Keane have developed something of a bromance since they started working together as pundits on Sky Sports.
But Richards admits he was not sure what to expect when he first began engaging with the Man Utd icon.
“Roy’s a legend of the game and when I’m initially going to work with someone I don’t get nervous – I never get nervous – but you’ve got respect for people and that’s the way it should be,” he added.
“I’ve seen his clips and he used to destroy people left, right and centre.
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“The first clip that did the rounds was where I said I’d burst on the scene as a defender, that’s the one that went viral, and he said he didn’t know any defenders that had burst on the scene.
“I said, ‘hold on, hold on, I’m the youngest ever defender for England, won the Premier League and won the FA Cup’ and at that moment he was like ”OK” – I earned a little bit of his respect.
“After that I just loved working with him because I can never compete with Roy Keane as a player, or his medals, but I can make him feel uncomfortable on camera, and that’s my strength.”
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