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Premier League: Manchester City star Micah Richards makes charity pledge after fan support

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards has told fans he’ll donate £20,000 to charity after being humbled by the reaction to his latest injury setback.

Richards hasn't featured regularly for City this season, but started in  City’s 3-2 Champions League win in Bayern Munich on Tuesday. However, only 16 minutes into the game he was forced off after what looked like a bad injury, with the player visibly distressed as he was taken off.

He took to social media site Twitter after the game, saying 'am sorry city fans' for not being able to make it through the game. He then received supportive messages from City fans, with many telling him to stay positive, and that he had nothing to be sorry for.

In response, the defender today announced, again on Twitter that he would make a charitable donation of £20,000, 'Thanks for the support! For this great support I'd like to offer 20k of my own money to anyone who convinces me their charity needs it most’.

He has given fans 24 hours to make their suggestions, with one notable tweet from Reading striker Billy Sharp, who promised to match Richard's donation if he chooses the charity Sharp suggested.

 

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