Carlos Tevez effigy burnt near Manchester City stadium

04 October 2011 09:50
An effigy of Carlos Tevez was burnt near Manchester City's stadium on Monday night as the backlash continues against the star.

The rebel striker - who is currently banned for refusing to come on as a substitute in last week's defeat at Bayern Munich - has flown back to Argentina after talks with the club's hierachy.

Up in flames: The effigy is torched under the canal bridge

But he will not be heartened by the reaction to his antics - with the burning effigy, hung under a canal bridge close to the Etihad Stadium, the latest episode since his incredible snub to manager Roberto Mancini in Germany.

It is not yet known if City fans were responsible for the incident.

Tevez's future at City hangs in the balance after he was interviewed at his Cheshire home on Monday over allegations that he refused to play in last week's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.

Backlash: The effigy is the latest message to the rebel striker

A club car carrying three passengers, believed to include a legal representative and a member of City's human resources staff, arrived at Tevez's house in Alderley Edge at about 4pm and left 80 minutes later.

The striker was quizzed about his claims that a misunderstanding with Mancini led to him staying on the bench at the Allianz Arena and that he did not refuse to go on as a substitute for Samir Nasri.

Tevez, who was suspended for two weeks over the incident, then flew back to Argentina for a planned family visit.

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