During a match between Fulham and Manchester City in 2007, the former top-division players were battling it out for the ball when they became embroiled in a heated spat, which saw both men stand head-to-head after shoving each other.
As tempers flared, they were eventually separated by then-City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before both men picked up yellow cards.
While Dempsey was filling in for regular analyst Thierry Henry – who was covering AC Milan vs PSG in person – the CBS crew decided it was a good idea to show a clip of the incident before Jamie Carragher joked that they should re-enact it.
As they got up to comply with the request, Dempsey jokingly referenced what he was saying at the time and said: ‘I told him to get his weight up.’
Clint Dempsey and Micah Richards re-enacted a spat they had during a Premier League game
During a match in 2007, the two players went head-to-head after some pushing and shoving
Dempsey was filling in for Thierry Henry on Tuesday’s Champions League coverage show
Richards then quickly proclaimed: ‘I was like, “you don’t want this, you don’t want this!”‘
Dempsey added: ‘His teammate had to save him,’ in reference to Richards’ colleagues breaking up the head-to-head.
Richards then tried his hand at an American accent as he joked: ‘Basically he’s saying, “you don’t know where I’m from dog.”‘
As a final joke before returning to their actual jobs of discussing Champions League action, Dempsey spread his arms and proclaimed: ‘I’m from the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches.’
Carragher then asked Richards what he said in response to which he meekly said: ‘I said I’m from Chapeltown,’ sparking laughter in the studio.