Manchester City have fined Carlos Tevez four weeks’ wages after being found guilty of misconduct, but they have decided not suspend him . Tevez has already served a two-week suspension after refusing to come on as substitute during the game at the Allianz Arena on September 27.
Tevez has also been warned as to his future conduct, which I believe is a legal move by City that lays the groundwork for them firing Tevez if he runs afoul of Roberto Mancini again.
While Tevez denied the allegations that he refused to play, City in a statement posted on their website, have found their firmer captain guilty of five breaches of contract. Tevez has 14 days to decide whether to appeal to the City board of directors.
The five things Tevez was found guilty of were:
- An obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected to play when directed by a club official.
- An obligation to undertake such other duties and to participate in such other activities as are consistent with the performance of the player’s duties and as are reasonably required of him
- An obligation to comply with and act in accordance with all lawful instructions of any authorised official of the club
- An obligation to observe the statutes and regulations of FIFA and UEFA, the FA Rules, the League Rules, the Code of Practice and the club rules, including but not limited to breach of Rule E3(1) of the FA Rules (obligation on the player all times to act in the best interests of the game and not act in any manner which is improper or which brings the game into disrepute)
- An obligation not to knowingly or recklessly do anything or omit to do anything which is likely to bring the club or the game of football into disrepute or cause the player or the club to be in breach of the Rules (as defined in the contract) or cause damage to the club.