After refusing to come on in the Champions League, Carlos Tevez jetted off to Argentina, claiming that he was injured and couldn’t play for Manchester City. Now he’s claiming that he didn’t want to go back to Manchester City because Roberto Mancini was mean. Having seen the “I was sick” and “the teacher hates me” excuses before, we can conclude that Carlos Tevez is a high school student trying to get out of gym. A really really ridiculously well paid high school student.
In an interview with Fox Sports, Tevez laid out his rationale for refusing to play for Mancini:
I was kind of in a bad mood and when he brings on de Jong and takes off Dzeko, and we’re losing 2-0, I thought it was a defensive substitution so I decided to sit back on the bench.
At the same time Dzeko comes off and is really angry and has a go at Mancini. He then sees the tunnel is closed so he has to sit down next to him and they start to have an argument
Dzeko was speaking Bosnian and Mancini would swear at him in Italian so it was a real mess. So I go and sit down and he doesn’t see me because he’s having this discussion. But then he turns around and sees me and you can imagine what happens.
He’s in the middle of an argument so then he tells me to keep on warming up and treats me like a dog.
So when he spoke to me in that tone of voice, and I said “No, I’m not going out.” So I was willing to play, but the coach was in such a foul mood because he had that argument with Dzeko.
He started on me as well, started swearing at me, that was him, because I was very calm. Mancini said some horrible things to me.
Carlos Tevez reportedly makes £200,000 a week, or roughly way way more than anyone reading this makes in a year, but won’t play because he’s apparently the first player in the history of soccer to be yelled at by his manager.
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