Carlos Tevez is planning to take libel action against Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness in the latest saga from the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich in September, The
Souness was critical of the way Tevez behaved in the Allianz Arena after it emerged that the Argentinian refused to come off the bench and play. City boss Roberto Mancini said at the time that Tevez would never play again for City whilst he was in charge, but Mancini has backed down on that stance and the media storm has swirled around since then.
Tevez is keen to take the matter to court and has been backed by two leading media specialist QCs this week. They feel he has a strong defamation claim against Souness after the club only charged Tevez with failure to warm up and not failure to come on the pitch.
At the time, Souness said: ‘I’m in disbelief. How selfish can you get? Tevez is one bad apple. He can undo all the good work that has been done at City. He’s a disgrace to football. He epitomises what the man in the street thinks is wrong with modern football. It is totally unacceptable’.
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