He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy

Manchester City have today confirmed that they have concluded their hearing relating to Carlos Tevez and his alleged misconduct. The now infamous incident that took place in Munich as City were playing their Champions League fixture against Bayern on September 27th when it was alleged that Carlos Tevez refused to come onto the field of play.

Accusations and counter accusations flew with the City boss being backed by other Premiership managers going on record stating that Tevez was done at City. Meanwhile Tevez’s advisor claimed it was nothing more than mis-communication.

However, according to the City official website today, Carlos Tevez has been found in breach of his contract in five instances (see below) and has been fined four weeks wages (two already implimented) and given a written warning as to his ‘future conduct’.

1.       An obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected to play for the club when directed by a Club official.

2.       An obligation to undertake such other duties and to participate in such other activities as are consistent with the performance of the player’s duties and as are reasonably required of him.

3.       An obligation to comply with and act in accordance with all lawful instructions of any authorised official of the Club.

4.       An obligation to observe the statutes and regulations of FIFA and UEFA, the FA Rules, the League Rules, the Code of Practice and the Club rules, including but not limited to breach of Rule E3(1) of the FA Rules (obligation on the player  all times to act in the best interests of the game and not act in any manner which is improper or which brings the game into disrepute).

5.       An obligation not to knowingly or recklessly do anything or omit to do anything which is likely to bring the Club or the game of football into disrepute or cause the player or the Club to be in breach of the Rules (as defined in the contract) or cause damage to the Club.

Carlos Tevez has the right to appeal the decision to the Board of the Club and that appeal, if forthcoming should be made before the 8th November.

I believe that despite the written warning against ‘future conduct’ I doubt that he will be turning out for City again and I fully expect him to not be at City as we move into the second part of the season. On the other hand, what odds would you have that Tevez starts tomorrow and scores a hat-trick? Starnger things have happened, 6-1!

PA Cityboy

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