Micah Richards’ stony-faced reaction to Kate Abdo’s cheeky comment on CBS Champions League show has been the talk of the town. The former Manchester City and England defender was appearing as a pundit on the show when Abdo, the presenter, made a joke about his playing career.
The incident happened during the show’s coverage of the Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Real Madrid. Abdo asked Richards if he had ever played in a Champions League semi-final, to which he replied “No”. Abdo then quipped “That’s why you’re here”, prompting a stony-faced reaction from Richards.
The moment quickly went viral on social media, with many people commenting on Richards’ reaction. Some praised him for his professionalism, while others suggested that he was being too sensitive.
Richards himself has since addressed the incident, saying that he was not offended by Abdo’s comment. He said that he was simply taken aback by the joke and that he was not expecting it. He also said that he has a great relationship with Abdo and that he was not offended by her comment.
The incident has sparked a debate about the role of pundits in football coverage. Some have argued that pundits should be allowed to express their opinions without fear of being ridiculed, while others have argued that pundits should be held to a higher standard and should not be allowed to make jokes at the expense of players.
Whatever your opinion on the matter, it is clear that Richards’ reaction to Abdo’s comment has sparked a lively debate. It is also a reminder that football pundits should be aware of the power of their words and should be careful not to offend players or viewers.