Tottenham striker Richarlison's huge back tattoo is mocked as 'ridiculous' by Micah Richards, who says 'weird' portrait of his own team-mate Neymar 'is like me getting a tattoo of Daniel Sturridge!'
Micah Richards has been left baffled by Richarlison's back tattoo which has his own face on it, alongside his international team mate Neymar and Brazil legend Ronaldo.
The Tottenham star revealed the tattoo as he took off his shirt to celebrate their 93rd minute equaliser as they came from three goals down against Liverpool on Sunday.
Despite his emphatic celebrations after his first Premier League goal for the club, Spurs still lost the game as Diogo Jota netted for Jurgen Klopp's side one minute later.
Richards could be heard laughing in the background as Richarlison's tattoo was brought up for discussion on BBC Five Live's The Monday Night Club.
Asked why he was laughing, Richards responded: 'It's a bit ridiculous that isn't it?
Micah Richards has mocked Richarlison's tattoo which has the Tottenham star's face on in the middle of Brazil legend Ronaldo and international team mate Neymar
Richards said it's 'weird' to have the face of a current player and team mate tattooed
Richards compared it to if he were to get a tattoo of ex-Man City team mate Daniel Sturridge
'I mean R9 (Ronaldo) a legend of the game. Neymar has done very well for himself but why would you get him tattooed?'
Explaining his opinion he added: 'Neymar is an outstanding player but it's weird, he's still playing.
'I mean if it was like people who have retired I would get it, but Neymar's his team mate.
'It's like me getting a tattoo of Daniel Sturridge. I mean I like him, I love him, he's a quality player but I'm not going to get a tattoo of him.'
Richards was team mates with Sturridge at Man City before the latter left for Chelsea in 2009.
Richarlison's mammoth back tattoo shows himself in the centre, with Ronaldo on the left and Neymar on the right.
He debuted his new ink on Instagram back in December, sharing footage from artist @dom.tattoo during the World Cup, where Brazil were eliminated in the quarter-finals to Croatia.
Richarlison showed off the tattoo when scoring Spurs' third goal in their 4-3 loss to Liverpool
Richards played alongside Sturridge (right) in City's youth ranks and the earlier years of their senior careers before the striker made the switch to Chelsea back in 2009
Explaining his tattoo in an interview with GQ magazine, Richarlison said: 'Ronaldo was my hero when I first started football.
'Neymar is of my generation, but a few years ahead of me. I wanted to play like him and have the same hair.'
'And then I added myself, because I'm inspired by myself too.'
The tattoo also features a child overlooking a favela wearing a Richarlison jersey and a baseball cap.
Richarlison got his first tattoo in 2020, and has amassed a growing collection across the past three years.
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