Carlos Tévez suspended for two weeks by Manchester City

Argentina international suspended pending a full investigation after Tuesday's defeat by Bayern Munich

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester City are investigating Tuesday's incident in Munich Photo: Zawtowers, via Flickr

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Carlos Tévez has been suspended for two weeks by Manchester City pending a full investigation in the wake of his alleged refusal to play against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The action comes after the Argentina international reportedly said he would not come off the bench during City’s 2-0 Champions League defeat at the Allianz Arena.

The 27-year-old later denied manager Roberto Mancini’s claims that refused to play and blamed the situation on a “misunderstanding”.

A club statement read: “Manchester City can confirm that striker Carlos Tévez has been suspended until further notice for a maximum period of two weeks.

“The player’s suspension is pending a full review into his alleged conduct during Tuesday evening’s 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich.

“The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training whilst the review is under way.”

Mancini was adamant that Tévez had refused to play after Tuesday’s clash in Munich. “He refused to come on the pitch,” said the City boss after the game.

“What I said to Carlos is between me, him and the team [but] I am really disappointed because it is Carlos. I decide the changes.

“If I have my way he will be out. He’s finished with me. If we want to improve as a team Carlos can’t play with us. With me, he is finished.”

But Tévez later insisted that the incident was the result of a misunderstanding. “I would like to apologise to the Manchester City supporters, with whom I have always had a strong relationship, for any misunderstanding that occurred in Munich,” said Tévez in a statement on Wednesday.

“They understand that when I’m on the pitch I have always given my best for the club,” said Tévez. “In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed up and I was ready to play.

“This is not the right time to go into specific details as to why this did not happen but I wish to state I never refused to play. There was some confusion on the bench and I believe my position was misunderstood.”


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