Jamie Carragher aimed a cheeky dig at Micah Richards as the two pundits analysed Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid.
The Blues got a crucial away goal in Bucharest in the first leg of their last-16 tie against the La Liga leaders courtesy of a sensational Olivier Giroud bicycle kick.
And they will now be firm favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, with the return game taking place at Stamford Bridge on March 17.
Speaking after the match on CBS Sports, Richards was discussing how underrated Giroud has been throughout his career, and how he has never got the credit he perhaps deserves at the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.
He compared the legacy Giroud left with the Gunners with that of club legend Thierry Henry, and said: “When you’ve got Henry at the club, and then Giroud, it is chalk and cheese, so you can understand why…”
But he did not have time to finish his point before Carragher interrupted: “It’s like you and (Vincent) Kompany.”
And Richards certainly saw the funny side, with the two then bursting into hysterical laughter.
Kompany is considered a City legend after helping them win four Premier League titles over 11 seasons at the Etihad between 2008-19.
Richards is also remembered fondly by City fans but not quite to the same standards of that of Kompany after capturing just one Premier League winners’ medal.
Richards perhaps got what was coming to him after it was he who was dishing out the insults last week to fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand.
Ferdinand had conducted a video interview with Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood.
And while Richards found the interview “fantastic”, he also couldn’t help but notice a “perfectly placed photo” in the background of Ferdinand’s screen.
The image shows a topless Ferdinand flexing his muscles, and appears to have been strategically placed just in shot by the former United centre-back.
“Accidentally on purpose,” wrote Richards in response to the photo. “Ain’t fooling me.”