was really gutted when i heard, the guy was only 36, shocking really, shows you can never take nothing for granted. he used to play for spurs the team i support, his form got bad and it was only after he was forced to retire that it was realised it was his illness starting to take effect.
Football often gets press for the bad things, but when a player dies we all come together.
When Rocky (Rocastle) passed away, we played sp*rs a few weeks later - we had a silence for him, and every single fan in the ground showed massive respect. That shows that, even between clubs with massive rivalry, everthing stops for this.
I'll always respect sp*rs for their class that day and repay the class they showed.
Richards was so young at 36 - thoughts with his family.
And RIP Rocky - ten years on the 31st of March. :'-(