Aston Villa fans have been given some strange news today as it appears, according to The Daily Mail, Micah Richards will be retiring in the summer at the end of his contract. The 30-year-old hasn’t played a game of football since October 2016 when he was forced off against Wolves with a major knee injury.
Micah Richards is set to retire from football when his contract at Aston Villa expires. [daily mail] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) January 28, 2019
There will certainly be no love lost for Richards by the Villa fans when he does up his boots. The defender has been at the club collecting his wages and not playing for over two years now, and whilst he may have had his injury problems, and he may not be quite as hated as Joleon Lescott, he’s still viewed as public enemy number one in Birmingham.
The defender looked to have such a bright future when he was coming through at Manchester City, but things have ended so badly for the defender. The highlights of his career will certainly be the trophies he won with City and the 13 England caps he received, yet it will be hard to shake the disappointment of his Villa days where he only really featured in their relegation season before missing over two years of football and announcing his retirement.
You can read the Villains’ thoughts on Richards’ retirement here:
Retired years ago at our expense.
— Stewart Cole (@stewartcole79) January 28, 2019
is there going to be a testimonial ???
— Big Kev (@bigkevilla82) January 29, 2019
He retired on the 1st July 2015.
— James Burke (@JimmyTheBrummie) January 29, 2019
I think his retirement is late by like… 3-4 years?
— Ash (@KashwithaK) January 28, 2019
Didn't even know he was at the Villa. Can tell his kids grand kids in future he grafted for years. You get no where without hard wok
— MonophonicShadow (@synthshadow303) January 29, 2019
Good riddance when he goes giving him money when he does nothing
— Ben Wright (@Bentekkerz_98) 29 January 2019
Shame really, wasted talent.
— Sean Jones (@JoNeSy2020) January 29, 2019
he's had his pension of us
— J.H (@J_H1972) January 29, 2019
Retired in 2016 happy to get Millons in the process
— reece taylor (@reeceta07663415) January 28, 2019
The Villains hate the way Micah Richards has handled his time at Villa and will be delighted when they’re free of the 30-year-old liability.
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