Micah Richards hung up on England call-up

Ollie Irish

6th, December 2006

Richardsactmichaelregan_1Manchester City full-back Micah Richards has revealed he nearly missed out on his first England cap after putting the phone down on Steve McClaren. The 18-year-old hung up believing he was the victim of a prank call.

Richards said: "I was in a barbers in Moss Side when my mobile phone rang. This voice said ‘this is Steve McClaren here… I just said, ‘yeah, whatever’ and hung up. Then he called again and I listened to his voice and could tell it really was the England manager. He just congratulated me on being selected and said ‘well done, you deserve it.’ I’m just glad he called back!"

The youngster should have no problem being brave and putting his body on the line for England if he goes to Moss Side for a haircut. Anyone for Christmas shopping in Baghdad? [Via The Sun]

[Rob Parker]

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