City sorry for Tevez gaffe
16 May 2012, 09:47
Manchester - Manchester City has apologised to Alex Ferguson after
Carlos Tevez held up a placard taunting the Manchester United manager
during the club's Premier League trophy parade.
Tevez held a sign with the text "R.I.P. Fergie" high over his head
while aboard City's open-top bus, which traveled by 100 000 fans in
Manchester on Monday.
Tevez left United to make the rare move
across Manchester to City in 2009 after being unhappy at his lack of
playing time under Ferguson.
City said in a statement that "the
creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in
accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of
City added that it "wishes to express its sincerest
apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for
any offense or distress caused."
Tevez left United to make the
rare move across Manchester to City in 2009 after being unhappy at his
lack of playing time under Ferguson.
"I got carried away in the
excitement of the moment and I certainly didn't mean any disrespect to
Sir Alex Ferguson, who I admire as a man and a manager," Tevez said.
incident comes at the end of a season full of turmoil for Tevez, who
spent several months in Argentina during a dispute with City which cost
him more than $15 million in fines and lost earnings.
City beat United to the title on goal difference on Sunday after scoring twice in stoppage time to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2.