Carlos Tevez Doesn't Appeal Fine, Skips Training Instead

After refusing to warm up during Manchester City's match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, Carlos Tevez was fined two weeks' wages. How did he respond? By skipping training. Oh.

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Carlos Tevez Fine Halved After Intervention From the PFA

The £1M fine levied upon Carlos Tevez after Manchester City found their former strker guilty of misconduct has been cut in half by the PFA after they refused to sanction the punishment. Without the PFA's consent, clubs may only levy two week's wages worth of fines - in this case £500,000 - and City were turned down here because according to a statement from the PFA, Carlos Tevez has not actually been found guilty of refusing to play:

Gordon Taylor attended the hearing with Carlos Tevez on October 21 and was privy to all the evidence presented to the hearing and Carlos' response. The PFA's opinion, based on all the evidence presented, is that Carlos Tevez never refused to play for the club.

This is accepted by the club in that the charge against Carlos made at the hearing was not one of refusing to play. As such the PFA considers that there is no justification for a fine other than up to the prescribed sanction of two weeks' wages agreed by the FA, the Premier League and PFA.

The PFA has informed the Manchester City football club accordingly and Carlos will continue to be supported by the PFA in this regard.

Rather muddying the waters is the fact that Gordon Taylor was personally representing Tevez throughout the process - City have replied accepting the verdict but pointing out the major conflict of interest inherent in the PFA's decision. You'd have to think that they have a bit of a point. At any rate, Tevez walks away a slightly richer man.

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Carlos Tevez Misconduct Charge Upheld By Manchester City

The fallout from Carlos Tevez's refusal to take the field for Manchester City against Bayern Munich continues, and things aren't looking particularly great for the Argentinian striker and ex-captain. Immediately after Tevez refused to come in as a substitute during City's 2-0 loss at the Allianz Arena, the club launched an internal investigation, and the results are finally back - they have upheld the charge of misconduct and claimed five separate breaches of contract on Tevez's part:

  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.

Oh, and they're fining Tevez four weeks wages too, which comes out to roughly $1.5M. Yep, that's a lot of money. The club also suspended Tevez for two weeks, but he's served that time and now is available for selection by Roberto Mancini, who will presumably refuse to pick him forevermore. It's difficult to see what kind of defence Tevez could possibly have for refusing to come on, but he's insisting in the right here. His response?

BBC can disclose that Carlos Tevez is considering suing Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini for defamation of character.
Oct 25 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply


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Carlos Tevez Suspended By Manchester City After Refusing To Play Against Bayern Munich

After refusing to enter Manchester City's UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich as a substitute, the club has suspended him for a maximum of two weeks, pending a review. While the club is reviewing the situation, Tevez will not be allowed to take place in training or matches. 

In his post-match press conference, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini hinted that he did not intend to let Tevez play for the club ever again. The club is only taking the step of keeping him out of the team for two weeks, but it seems unlikely that the higher ups would step in if Mancini did not include Tevez in his 18-man matchday squads following the suspension period, should be be so inclined.

The club said, in a statement: 

"Manchester City can confirm that striker Carlos Tevez 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 to Bayern Munich. The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training whilst the review is under way."

For more on Tevez and Manchester City, check out Manchester City blog Bitter And Blue.

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