Over 100,000 people turned out for Manchester City’s open-top bus title celebrations today and you just knew that Carlos Tevez or Mario Balotelli would do something to put the attention and focus of everyone on themselves and not the team.
With Balotelli back in Italy for medical checks after being named in his country’s provisional squad for Euro 2012 that left Tevez to turn the focus on himself and he did not disappoint, holding up a cardboard tombstone which read ‘RIP Fergie’.
Man City were forced once again to apologise for Tevez’s behavior saying:
“The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgement.
“The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for any offence or distress caused.”
Tevez himself added:
“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.”
The incident though did not stop the Manchester City fans, who had waited generations for this day to arrive.