Ex-Manchester City and England star Micah Richards caught speeding in his Rolls-Royce and fined £1,000
FORMER England and Manchester City football ace Micah Richards has been given a four-figure fine after being caught speeding in his Rolls-Royce.
The ex-Premier League defender, now a regular BBC and Sky Sports pundit, was nabbed by a camera travelling 5mph over the limit in a 30mph zone.
Ex-England international defender Micah Richards pleaded guilty to speedingRex
Richards, 34, was caught last August 3 on the B6165 near Knaresborough in North Yorkshire – a short 20-minute drive from his home in the village of Nidd.
And he has now pleaded guilty before Harrogate magistrates to one count of speeding – receiving a £666 fine, but also told to pay a £266 victim surcharge and £90 court costs, making a total £1,022.
Rolls-Royce driver Richards also had three penalty points added to his licence.
The Birmingham-born ex-international, who grew up in the Leeds suburb of Chapeltown, previously revealed how he was frequently pulled over by cops when returning to the city.
He has also spoken out about the racism his family suffered when he was growing up in West Yorkshire.
Since leaving life as top-flight footballer and retiring in 2019, Richards has been dubbed “Mr Monopoly” by friends after amassing a multi-million-pound property empire.
He regularly appears on BBC1‘s weekly Match Of The Day football highlights programme as well as podcast shows alongside presenter Gary Lineker and fellow pundits such as Alan Shearer.
And when featuring on Sky and BT Sport he provides post-match analysis with the likes of former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane, Liverpool and Scotland‘s Graeme Souness and Tottenham Hotspur and England legend Glenn Hoddle.
Richards was at City’s Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night as a CBS Sports analyst for his old club’s 4-0 triumph over Spain‘s Real Madrid, winning 5-1 on aggregate to reach the UEFA Champions League final next month against Italy‘s Internazionale who knocked out local rivals AC Milan.
Richards came through the youth ranks at Manchester City, helping them win the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League the following year, before later stints with Italian Serie A club Fiorentina and back in England with Aston Villa.
He scored one goal in 13 appearances for England and also played for the Team GB football side at the London 2012 Olympics.
Richards warned budding young footballers last December about the dangers of becoming rich overnight – telling of his lavish spending sprees after hitting the big time.
He recalled buying supercars such as a Ferrari F430 and a luxury mansion in the footballers’ paradise of Hale in Greater Manchester – as well as splashing out more than £100,000 on a single night out.
Richards played 245 times for Manchester City and won 13 England caps
Micah Richards’ luxury car collection has included his Rolls-Royce, an Aston Martin and this £130,000 Bentley ConvertibleEamonn and James Clarke
Eamonn and James ClarkeRichards has also splashed out on a £200,000 Ferrari 458 Speciale, parking it here outside the restaurant Rosso in Manchester city centre[/caption]