Micah Richards penalty: Manchester City defender apologises for abysmal spot-kick as it is given the meme treatment
City lost on penalties to Olympiakos in America after the miss
Well, at least it happened in a pre-season friendly.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards has apologised for this abysmal penalty (see below), during City’s shoot-out defeat by Olympiakos in America last night, after the match ended 2-2.
The 26-year-old decided to channel his inner-Chris Waddle, and sprinted up to the ball before lashing it into orbit from 12-yards.
Unsurprisingly, Richards then began to trend on Twitter, and the memes started to fly in.
Watch Richards' woeful effort below...
Been taking pens all week In training and slotting but today!!!!!! Oh my oh my I apologiseMicah Richards (@MicahRichards) August 2, 2014
Lmaoo look at where micah Richards penalty kick ended up? Tf! pic.twitter.com/c0jNtc1bCrSomebody. (@JiggyFigure) August 3, 2014
You can tell the time by a Micah Richards penalty... pic.twitter.com/cSz2MvmqlFPaddy Power (@paddypower) August 3, 2014
"Greetings young Jedi, what brings you to our remote sanctuary"? "I'm searching for a Micah Richards penalty"! pic.twitter.com/LBjOK6sEjYOninja (@OrigamiNinja79) August 2, 2014
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