It’s taken him five months, but at long, long last Carlos Tevez
has offered an apology to his employers after the infamous warming-up incident at Bayern Munich
during the Champions League
group stage game in September.
Off the back of returning to Manchester City after spending most of the winter AWOL in his native Argentina, the 28-year-old issued a statement. “I wish to apologise sincerely and unreservedly to everybody I have let down and to whom my actions have caused offence,” it read.
Withdrawing the appeal he made to the PFA relating to being found guilty of gross misconduct by his club, Tevez is now training alone as he rebuilds his fitness. Manager Roberto Mancini is yet to speak with the player since his return to England, though he has been included in the 25-man Premier League squad for the second half of the season.
His row with City has cost Tevez close to £10 million in fines, lost bonuses and wages. Unable to force a move to Serie A or wealthy French club PSG during the January transfer window, he found himself stranded in football exile. It remains to be seen whether or not Tevez will play at the Etihad again.