Former Manchester City player Micah Richards has shared a few funny stories about his days at the club.
And of course, the butt of all jokes is once again Mario Balotelli, the temperamental forward.
“£20,000 late for the starting of training – that is a lot. But everything else seems to be in sync,” said the former City and Aston Villa defender.
“But Balotelli was always late. We used to give all of our money to charities so by Christmas time we’d have £100,000 or £150,000 in there just from Balotelli.
“He would be in the building. Say we had a meeting upstairs – he’d just be downstairs relaxing. He’d come to the meeting but he was just a bit dozy.”
“Kompany, he’s busy isn’t he? He just looks like that person anyway.
“He always kept a track of the fines and because I was sort of vice-captain, one of the leaders in the dressing room, he’d tell me to take charge of it.
“But I’m not going to say to the manager ‘Oh player was late today, oh player didn’t put his bib in the washing machine’. I’m not going to do that.
The conversation came up on a radio show when Richards was asked to share Lampard’s new fine system at Chelsea.
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