Wednesday, 28 September 2011

FIFA Vice-President Backing City.

I'm pretty sure you're all aware of the latest stunt to be pulled by Tevez by now, and less than 24 hours  has passed before Fifa's vice-president Jim Boyce voiced his own personal views on the situation that City now find themselves in.

When I listened to the interview on SKY Sports I was more than pleasantly surprised at what Boyce had to say as he is wholly in support of Fifa itself taking action against Tevez if Manchester City wish. Jim started the interview stating; "If he has done what has been said, and it appears there is no doubt about it - no matter what has been said this morning - then I think his club would be better off with him not being a part of it."

Tevez released a statement this morning saying exactly what you would expect it to say. He's always professional, he always gives his all, he is ready to play in the future and all this is just a big misunderstanding. This 'misunderstanding' according to Carlos is that he felt he didn't need to warm up any more before taking to the pitch as he felt fine. However Mancini took this as though he refused to play - according to Tevez of course.  

Of course if you rewind back to last night for a moment when Carlos spoke to the press after the game against Bayern he specifically stated that he didn't feel right either physically or mentally to take part in the match and had said this to Mancini. Now correct me if I'm wrong but there is a slight discrepancy there don't you think?

Anyway, back to Jim. After being asked whether the Argentinian's contract should be cancelled, his answer was; "Without a shadow of a doubt." I don't think many people will disagree with him on that one.

What Boyce says next will be music to the ears of fans and indeed managers everywhere. The fear is that if Carlos gets his contract cancelled (like he probably wants) he will be a free agent and may be able to move to any club who will take him almost immediately. If that happened it would pave the way for any player to do exactly the same to engineer a move away from the club they're at without reprisals.

"If Manchester City Football Club prove it, write to Fifa and state the exact circumstances that happened last night then I believe Fifa should have the power, as they do for drugs-related cases and other cases, to ban the player from taking an active part in football."

You can catch the video of the interview here on SKY Sports.

It appears Tevez and his 'advisor' Kia Joorabchian have finally met their match with City, especially as they now appear to have the full backing of football's governing body. Joorabchian is already barred from setting foot in the Etihad Stadium, Mancini wants nothing more to do with Tevez, Sheikh Mansour is reported to be 'very disappointed' about what transpired in Germany, some of Carlos' own teammates and fellow countrymen appeared to blank him during the remainder of the game last night and now to top it off he is suspended until further notice or until City come to an agreement on suitable and legal punishment.

The end is nigh Carlos, the only question that remains is how much will your mistakes now cost your career?


1 comment:

  1. He also said he was warmed up and ready to play. Toe curls? Dynamic tension?


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