Etihad Stadium prepare to punish striker.
MANCHESTER CITY are ready to hit Carlos Tevez with a whopping fine of £1.5MILLION – as well as suspending him for SIX weeks.
The club have called in leading employment lawyers as the investigation into the bust-up between their former captain and manager Roberto Mancini on Tuesday gets into full swing.
City’s hierarchy will leave no stone unturned in their bid to punish Tevez, who they believe is guilty of gross misconduct.
They will now seek to extend his initial sentence by a month and fine the striker a further four weeks’ wages. If the club get their way, Tevez will not return until November – leaving around six or seven weeks before he can be sold in January.
The £250,000-a-week star will give his account of events to the investigation panel, which is being led by acting chief executive John MacBeath, early this week.
SOURCE: Sunday People
If Carlos Tevez is found to have refused to have come on as sub at Bayern Munich, a charge the Argentine denies, then this fine and suspension is probably still not enough of a punishment for such a heinous act. Indeed even if the striker’s refusal was simply against warming up on the sidelines then Roberto Mancini still has every right to dish out a hefty first team ban.
Given the previous displays of petulance and a complete lack of loyalty Tevez has shown to the club it would seem most sensible to simply suspend the player until January 1st and then sell the former West Ham and Man United man to the highest bidder on the first day of the transfer window.
It seems clear that in footballing terms Man City are coping just fine without the 27 year old marksman, having won six out of seven Premier League matches and notching up a very healthy 23 goals in the process.