Etihad Stadium striker out for two weeks whilst club investigate Bayern Munich incident.
Manchester City have suspended Carlos Tevez after it was alleged he refused to appear as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich.
Tevez, 27, who said the dispute was a “misunderstanding”, is suspended until further notice for a maximum of two weeks while the club investigate.
“The player’s suspension is pending a full review into his alleged conduct,” said a City statement.
“The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training.”
City manager Roberto Mancini had wanted to introduce Tevez to the action in the second half at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
But the Argentina international appeared unwilling to go on, and afterwards Mancini said: “He refused to come on the pitch. 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.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It would be hard to see how Roberto Mancini can back track from his original comments, even if Carlos Tevez’s claim that his refusal to play was in fact down to a misunderstanding and any attempts to bring the Argentine back into the first team picture would surely only serve to undermine the Man City boss.
The 27 year old striker claims that he was in fact refusing to warm up and not refusing to play but even if such a claim is to believed, and it seems hard to accept given that he only made such a claim the following day and not the evening of the Bayern Munich match, then the former Man United man has still disobeyed Mancini and this is the latest in a long line of incidents that have left most Man City fans wanting the prolific marksman sent packing.