Premier League - Tevez not sorry over Fergie jibe

Wed, 16 May 22:16:00 2012

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez appears to have no intention of apologising to Sir Alex Ferguson after holding a banner mocking the Manchester United manager.

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Tevez displayed a sign bearing the words 'RIP Fergie' during the open-top bus parade through Manchester to celebrate City's Premier League title win on Monday.

The Argentine player released a statement apologising for the move on Tuesday, but back in his homeland Tevez told www.ole.com.ar: "It seems like Ferguson is the president of England. Every time he speaks badly about a player or says terrible things about me, nobody says that he has to apologise. [But] when someone comes out with a joke or banter, you have to say sorry - but I don't say sorry."

The meaning behind the banner could well be in reference to Ferguson`s famous response to a 2009 question as to whether or not United would ever be underdogs against City.

"Not in my lifetime," the Scot said.

City were quick to issue a statement on Monday expressing "sincerest apologies" to Ferguson and accepting that Tevez, in taking the placard from a fan, had made a "significant error of judgement".

Tevez himself expressed regret in his own statement, saying he got "carried away in the excitement of the moment" and did not mean any disrespect to his former United boss.

The forward played under Ferguson for two years at Old Trafford before leaving for City in 2009.

Manchester City victory

In March Ferguson suggested City were desperate in recalling Tevez following the forward's infamous stand-off with the club, which saw him spend more than three months in Argentina on unauthorised leave.

Ferguson was responding to remarks by City's football development executive Patrick Vieira, who said Paul Scholes' return from retirement for United seemed a sign of weakness.

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  1. Sorry marc it was paul i was referring to.

    From ninja, on Tue 22 May 10:40
  2. ABC bitter person (yawn) marc i was @ the games when­ city were in the 3rd tier of football a season tickert­ holder and i do remenber the 70's what part early­ winning league cupx2, euro cup winners cup, final ­ league cup, semi final cup winners cup and then the bad­ times going down coming up and down again. reality­ check over PAL!!!

    From ninja, on Tue 22 May 10:37
  3. @Marc, it´s a good comment but applies to Man U aswell.­ I really don´t know why we do it to be honest. I have­ this yearning for the old days, but isn´t that just the­ definition of nostalgia. I reckon I actually loved Utd­ more when we weren´t winning anything. If the City­ dream comes true, I believe it will do us more good­ than bad.

    From paul Taylor, on Fri 18 May 22:19
  4. @ninja, if you supported City in the 60´s then you must­ have noticed the 70´s and chose to forget them. When we­ were in the second division, what was our average­ attendance? Were you one of the 8595 fans that bothered­ to turn up against Darlington not 10 years ago? If you­ were then you´re an absolute credit to your club and I­ salute you. But where your compatriots then? Eh? Glory­ boys? Arrogant? Take a reality check pal.

    From paul Taylor, on Fri 18 May 20:21
  5. Carlos Tevez - Uneducated, highly paid, stupid idiot

    From Gus, on Fri 18 May 19:36
  6. I obviously hit the truth nerve with peejay and ninja,­ yawn

    From Jay-utid, on Fri 18 May 19:35
  7. Apparently, Tevez went back to Argentina for an rsole­ transplant, but the rsole rejected him

    From Ian, on Fri 18 May 19:24
  8. I can handle and even congratulate arsenal, liverpool­ or any of the premier league clubs winning the title­ but when it comes to chelsea or city they will never be­ acknowledged as far as i am concerned, if they had won­ it before the money pot came along then yes but they­ didnt, and for anyone who says UTD have done the same­ you are talkin complete bollocks cause we havent bought­ a complete team over 2 seasons, we stuck to our methods­ and introduced some class players to play alongside­ youth that has come through the ranks, hence the alan­ hansen blunder "you dont win anything with­ kids" well It would be interesting to see if city­ could do the treble even with the players they have­ now.

    From Jay-utid, on Fri 18 May 19:16
  9. fair comment marc

    From ninja, on Fri 18 May 16:44
  10. so congrats for winning- but has it changed your life­ for the better in any way- a team of immensely wealthy­ players win a trophy, how does relating to that in any­ way improve your life. Subscriptions to sky, football­ shirts tickets huge costs for the supporters just to­ cheer for a few footballers who you have nothing in­ common with . Spend that time and money on making your­ life better and no one would care if a team one or­ lost- unless its against united of course.

    From Marc, on Fri 18 May 15:53
  11. Luke's comments regarding fans and players, yes­ there will be the so called plastic blues and thank you­ for showing some respect to the true loyal blues, what­ has let you down is the bitter gooner comments­ you've mentioned all the ex gunner players to have­ a go at that are or were at City, don't turn into­ the likes of those bitter manure so called fans.

    From ninja, on Fri 18 May 13:37
  12. sorry no disrepect to true blue city fans you have been­ through enough hard times so enjoy the success no­ matter how its earned but all the disrespect for the­ "new" fans that followed the money just as­ what happened with chelsea in 2005.

    From luke, on Fri 18 May 10:50
  13. Tevez, go home you sad muppet. You are an utter­ disgrace to football. Yes you gave city the title but­ you have lost all the respect you once had when you­ played at West Ham. City have swallowed a lot of humble­ pie to get there name in the history books and utterly­ degraded themselves by letting scum like you play. City­ are a bunch of mercs and unloyal backstabbers look at­ Vieria, Nasri, Clichy, Adebayor are all utter traitors.­ I feel sorry for anyone who supports City. Titles can­ be bought but Respect is earned and Man Utd have my­ respect by the bucket loads. I fart in your general­ direction Tevez and city. From a True Gunner fan­ since the very first season of the premiership.

    From luke, on Fri 18 May 10:47
  14. FOR TAFFY COMMENT 158 IM A EVERTON FAN YOU MONG

    From ALAN B, on Fri 18 May 10:29
  15. ABC you don't know what your on about, most City­ fans have been there through bad times and slightly­ less good times i myself have supported them from the­ late sixties and been with them all the way ups and­ downs.The younger fans will more than likely have­ followed their dads in supporting the blues.with the­ little success City have had until now how come there­ has still been this fantastic fan base. Its you lot,­ arrogant reds that are the glory hunters win some­ trophies then all of a sudden you get we support utd­ i've work along side people that never expressed in­ interest in football and manure win a title and its all­ manu. basically want i'm trying to say ABC YOU ARE­ TALKING UTTER BOLLOCKS MATE SAD LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From ninja, on Fri 18 May 9:59
  16. Hey ABC - don't get out of your pram you little­ turd. No-one "owns" the Premier League. Your­ lot have always said you are where you deserve to be,­ and we now are - at the top. Get used to it, you nob.­ City will be challenging every year. We may not always­ win - but that's not the point, is it? Get a life,­ saddo, and stop being a bitter little RAG. Oh, by the­ way, I've been supporting City for 45 years, so­ please, no accusations of only just joining the club.

    From Peejay, on Fri 18 May 0:13
  17. Why should he be sorry? Ferguson, the Chuckle Brothers­ (Nevilles), Ferdinand, Giggs, Scholes and all manner of­ United scum have heaped scorn on City for years. What­ are a few words on a placard? It's about time we­ were able to tell the Red side of Trafford where to go­ and it will be a delight when Slur Purple Nose finally­ buggers off and some other sop has to take over the­ debt at Old Trafford. He's been big enough to keep­ the Glaziers under control and demand a share of the­ money they realised by selling the Portuguese Winker.­ However, unless any new manager (as and when one­ arrives) has the balls to tackle the debt-meisters, Man­ Ure will struggle to challenge. Scholes signs for­ another season at United - now that's what I call­ building for the future.......!! What next, re-sign­ Bobby Charlton and Paddy Crerand?

    From Peejay, on Fri 18 May 0:07
  18. Good on ya Carlos tell fergie and his losers to go­ forth and multiply with their sisters and while your­ at it tell the F A the same load of sperm rejects at­ manure and FA

    From lech, on Thu 17 May 23:34
  19. To No 151 ABC. Where was I when we had no money? Late­ 60s standing in the old scoreboard end at Maine Road.­ Then the Kippax when they built the North stand. When i­ could afford it I bought a season ticket in the main­ stand. Flew back for the day from Germany to watch us­ get relegated by Luton. Saw us lose to mighty Oldham,­ Stockport and countless other giants over the years.­ (Watford in the cup, Barnsley in the league). Plus more­ than one or two thumpings of Liverpool. Now I sometimes­ watch a game at The City of Manchester Eastlands Etihad­ Stadium. Seen us lose to Leicester and others. Hope­ that answers your question from at a least one­ supporter.

    From Mike, on Thu 17 May 23:06
  20. To No 153 ABC. Where was I when we had no money? Late­ 60s standing in the old scoreboard end at Maine Road.­ Then the Kippax when they built the North stand. When i­ could afford it I bought a season ticket in the main­ stand. Flew back for the day from Germany to watch us­ get relegated by Luton. Saw us lose to mighty Oldham,­ Stockport and countless other giants over the years.­ (Watford in the cup, Barnsley in the league). Plus more­ than one or two thumpings of Liverpool. Now I sometimes­ watch a game at The City of Manchester Eastlands Etihad­ Stadium. Seen us lose to Leicester and others. Hope­ that answers your question from at a least one­ supporter.

    From Mike, on Thu 17 May 23:04
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