An incident occurred in which former Manchester City legend broadcaster Micah Richards (35, England) burst his pants during a live broadcast of the Champions League.
Richards broadcasted the third match of the 2023-24 European Football Confederation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) group stage live from ‘CBS’ studio, held at 4 a.m. on the 26th (Korean time). On this day, a match was held between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and AC Milan.
PSG striker Kylian Mbappe easily beat AC Milan defenders in the 32nd minute of the first half and scored the first goal with a right-footed mid-range shot. Immediately after scoring, Mbappe ran to the corner flag and showed off his signature celebration.
Mbappe’s ceremony is slightly similar to Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Heavy Rain Ceremony’. Ronaldo spreads his arms out when jumping and landing, while Mbappe places his hands in his armpits when jumping and landing. Another difference from Ronaldo is that he faces the camera instead of turning his back to it.
After watching Mbappe score, Richards said, “I can do that ceremony too,” and imitated Mbappe’s ceremony in the indoor studio. It happened so quickly that there was no time for Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and host Kate Abdo, who were next to him, to stop him.
The ending of the ceremony was perfect. Richards glared at the camera with a bold face and asked, ‘Am I good at it?’ He made an expression. Carragher also seemed satisfied. Next was the problem. Richards noticed a change in the fit of her pants and looked down between her legs. The suit pants were ripped.
Richards quickly grabbed the crotch of her pants and screamed. Carragher, who discovered this, also grabbed her head and screamed. The female host, Kate, turned her head and smiled. Everyone in the studio stamped their feet and burst into laughter.
Broadcasting company CBS edited the scene briefly and posted it separately. “Richards is going to need some new clothes,” she wrote underneath, adding a laughing emoji. British media ‘Sports Bible’ also shared the video and described it as “probably Richards’ last Mbappe ceremony.”굿모닝토토 주소
Richards played as a side defender for Manchester City in the English Premier League (EPL). He grew up in Manchester City’s youth team as a child, and played for Manchester City from 2005 to 2015. After his retirement, he appears on various broadcasts and entertains with his cheerful words and actions. His fellow broadcasters Thierry Henry and Carragher often make fun of Richards for failing to win the Champions League.
He also has a brief relationship with Korean soccer. In the 2012 London Olympics quarterfinal match between Korea and Great Britain, Richards started as a center back for England. On this day, Korea took a 1-0 lead with Ji Dong-won’s first goal, but Aaron Ramsey conceded a goal and the score went into a penalty shootout at 1-1. Korea won the penalty shootout and advanced to the semifinals. Korea won a bronze medal in this competition.
Meanwhile, PSG beat AC Milan 3-0 thanks to consecutive goals from Mbappe, Kolo Muani, and Lee Kang-in. As a result, PSG achieved 2 wins and 1 loss in the Champions League group stage, rising to first place in Group F. AC Milan fell to 4th place in the group.