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Watch moment Micah Richards is left looking sheepish after breaking broadcasting golden rule live on BBC at Euro 2024

MICAH RICHARDS was left looking sheepish on Monday night after breaking a broadcasting golden rule.

The former defender appeared live on BBC One’s coverage of Portugal’s penalty shootout victory over Slovenia at Euro 2024.

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Richards analysed Portugal’s first half performance during half-time before discussing his connection to manager Roberto Martinez.

He explained: “I worked with Roberto. He’s so on it with his tactics, details of it, he knows exactly what to do.”

At the end of the segment, presenter Gary Lineker asked: “Where did you work with him?”

Wary of mentioning a rival broadcaster, Richards paused before sheepishly replying: “On another broadcaster.”

Lineker tried to reassure him, though, adding: “I thought you meant as a coach.

“I’m going through all the clubs. It’s ok to mention other broadcasters, Micah. Relax, relax.”

Richards was able to see the funny side, however, joining fellow pundits Alan Shearer and Jose Fonte by laughing off his error.

The former Manchester City right-back has been a fan favourite pundit since retiring in 2019 aged 31.

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As well as being part of the BBC team for Euro 2024, Richards is also a regular on Sky Sports and CBS Sports in the USA.

Martinez, meanwhile, is taking charge of Portugal at a major tournament for the first time.


He previously guided Belgium to three consecutive finals between 2016 and 2022, before leaving after the World Cup in Qatar.

Since taking over as Portugal boss in January last year, Martinez has lost just three of 18 matches in charge.

The former Everton manager’s contract runs until the end of the 2026 World Cup.


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