Carlos Tevez: Man City striker is called 'disgrace' on house gate

29 September 2011 09:45
Carlos Tevez is facing up to the collapse of his reputation after being banned for two weeks by Manchester City.

On the day after being suspended by his club for refusing to come off the bench against Bayern Munich, a note was pinned to the front gate of his Cheshire mansion that read: 'You are a disgrace, Tevez'.

It sums up the growing anger towards the former fans' favourite after his petulant antics in Germany on Tuesday night.

Loud and clear: The note stuck to Carlos Tevez's gate

Removed: The sign was eventually taken down at the Cheshire house

Tevez is now suspended and may yet be sacked by the club.

City announced that the Argentina striker has been banned for a maximum of two weeks after a day of talks between chairman Khaldoon Al Mulbarak, manager Roberto Mancini, chief executive John MacBeath and the club's lawyers.

Theclub acted on a personal complaint made by Mancini, who said Tevez was 'finished' at the club after refusing to go on as a substitute in the Champions League tie. The ban is the longest allowed under players' union guidelines.

Time for golf: Carlos Tevez headed off for a round on Wednesday

Tevez has been told not to come to  training on Thursday and it could yet be that he never returns. City are collecting evidence from players and staff regarding the extraordinary events in the Allianz Arena.

Sacking Tevez for gross misconduct or breach of contract and then pursuing him through the courts for compensation is one possibility that has been discussed.Last night FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce revealed that City would have his support if they decided to tear up Tevez's contract.

Boyce said: 'If Manchester City prove it, write to FIFA and state the exact  circumstances, I believe FIFA should have the power to ban the player from taking an active part in football. I would have no problem with that whatsoever. What  happened was despicable.'

Enraged: Roberto Mancini lays down the law to his errant Argentine

Uncomfortable viewing: Carlos Tevez (second right) flanked on the bench by Pablo Zabaleta (right), Samir Nasri (left) and Gareth Barry

Mancini is determined to see through his threat of never selecting Tevez again and has been given the full  support of his board.

It was the Italian who pushed for suspension and he has made it clear that if his former captain does ever return, he will train with the reserves and be banned from the first-team dressing room.

It emerged that Tevez refused to go on to the pitch for a warm-down after being an unused substitute in Saturday's Barclays Premier League game at home to Everton.

He eventually relented. Mancini also believes Tevez's training efforts have been substandard recently and that he is not physically able to play a full competitive game.

City's statement said: 'Carlos Tevez has been suspended until further notice for a maximum of two weeks. The player's suspension is pending a full review into his alleged conduct. The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training.'

Enlarge No problem: Carlos Tevez gives a thumbs up to fans as he arrives back at Manchester Airport.

Tevez, who was given a police escort home on his return to Manchester with anger among fans brewing, issued astatement early on Wednesday morning claiming he did not refuse to play.

It read: 'I would like to apologise to all Manchester City fans, with whom I have always had a strong relationship, for any misunderstanding that occurred in Munich.

'They understand that when I am on the pitch I have always given my best for the club.

'In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed upand was ready to play.

'This is not the right time to get into specific details as to why this did not happen. But I wish to state that I never refused to play.

'There was some confusion on the bench and I believe my position may have been misunderstood. Going forward I am ready to play when required and to fulfil my obligations.'

Welcome back. Tevez is given a police escort in his Hummer from Manchester Airport

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Source: Daily_Mail