Carlos Tevez may be facing an extended period out of football following his 2-week suspension by Manchester City for refusing to come off the bench against Bayern Munich in the Champion’s League. The German side won 2-0.
Britain’s highest-paid footballer loses 2 week’s wages, or 575,000 euros, and manager Roberto Mancini fumes he will never play for City again. But at home he remains a hero.
“I think the team where he is playing doesn’t value him. He has to go play for a team where he feels comfortable and where his teammates respect him,” said one young fan.
In football-mad Buenos Aires no-one has a word to say against Tevez, and they would all love him to come home, even if he is likely to stay in Europe where the money is.
“It’s an embarrassment. They took him out and put in Aguero. And it looks like he might come back to Boca. I think he should stay in Manchester because he scored a lot of goals, but it’s the coach’s decision,” said a street footballer.
Tevez has his own star in the city’s walk of fame, but if City get FIFA involved and he is banned from the game, walking may be all he does for a while.