It is often said that professional footballers are brats. Some are and some are not. Carlos Tévez is definitely a brat. He refused to get off the bench last night in Munich and his team Man City lost. Roberto Mancini – the manager – looked mad as hell about it. And I don’t blame the man. Tévez claims it was all a misunderstanding. Right. Not bright then if that’s the best he can come up with.
“I didn’t feel I was right to play, so I didn’t.” Tévez said. “I was the top scorer last season and I always act professionally.” Now the problem with that Tévez is that Mr Mancini didn’t drag your carcase all the way to Bavaria so you could polish the bench with your arse. And also that Mr Mancini is the manager – it’s his call not yours.
Carlos Tévez is paid £200,000 a week. I hope he is finished at City and I hope the the only people prepared to sign him are Accrington Stanley.