Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has been suspended by Manchester City for a maximum period of two weeks, pending a full review of his conduct in the Champions League game between Bayern Munich and Manchester City, according to BBC News.
Many events have transpired since the alleged incident. First, Roberto Mancini lambasted Carlos Tevez in the post-match press conference, stating the striker would never again play for him at Manchester City and that if it were up to him he'd be out of the club as soon as possible.
In response, Carlos Tevez stated that he'd always been a professional in his time with City, explaining he didn't want to enter the game because he felt as if his "head wasn't in the right place."
Wednesday morning, Carlos Tevez issued a statement in which he completely negated and contradicted his previous statements, now denying his refusal to play.
"This is not the right time to get into specific details as to why this did not happen. But I wish to state that I never refused to play," the statement reads.
He claims that "there was some confusion on the bench" and says that he believes that his "position may have been misunderstood."
Sky Sports reports: "It is also suggested by the Tevez camp that he was willing to play, something Mancini vehemently denies, a stance which has left [chairman] Khaldoon with no option other than to back his manager, knowing the Italian would be undermined if he failed."
With the Argentine striker now suspended, we now await the results of the "full review" of Carlos Tevez's behavior.
It is hard to imagine how this situation could have been a misunderstanding, but hopefully an explanation of what Carlos Tevez believes happened will emerge sooner or later. Personally, I'm curious to hear his side of events, even if I am almost sure that he simply refused to play in their losing effort versus Bayern Munich.
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