First we had Carlos the Jackal. A Venezuelan terrorist currently serving a life sentence for murder on a moderately large scale. Anyone who wasn’t familiar with Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez before last night is now. And to listen to some he too is somehow evil incarnate my view is he’s an arrogant pup that the Barclays Premier League no longer needs.
Here is the footage. I can’t lip read Spanish, but it seems relatively conclusive.
What isn’t in doubt is Roberto Mancini’s opinion about what transpired (or didn’t). “He refused to go on the pitch.”
When asked did he want Tevez to stay he replied deftly, ‘No.’
When Tevez was interviewed after the game all we got (after he suppressed a smirk) and all we got was the some old piffle about his family.