Ireland's gotta be taking the Micah with City bling claims
BEFORE Man City's deserved thumping by Arsenal, Micah Richards made light of Stephen Ireland's criticism of the club's young players following the midfielder's move to Aston Villa over the summer.
Ireland joined Villa in the deal that took James Milner to City and quickly accused some members of the City squad of being complacent, saying: "They're coming in with £10,000 watches on their wrists and walking around as if they have played 200 Premier League games."
However, Richards says Ireland has been guilty of the odd indulgence himself.
"Didn't Stephen have a Bentley worth 300 grand which he had done in pink for his missus? Plus his white Audi R8 with a superman logo?
"He likes a bit of bling himself, so I don't think he's really got room to talk," he said.
Richards' defence of his club has one fundamental inaccuracy: the Bentley of Jess Lawlor (Stephen Ireland's missus) is actually white with red trim -- it was a customised Range Rover that had the pink trim (see above).