Tevez will not contest City suspension

BY foxsports • November 8, 2011

Carlos Tevez will not contest his two-week suspension and fine imposed by Manchester City, sources told Sky Sports Tuesday.

The striker has been at the center of a long-running dispute after the now infamous UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich in September.

City boss Roberto Mancini first accused Tevez of refusing to play as a substitute at the Allianz Arena, but an internal investigation later deemed the Argentine had only refused to resume his warm-up.

After the inquiry and an associated hearing, which took place in October, a club disciplinary panel upheld a charge of misconduct on five separate breaches of contract.

City wanted to fine Tevez four weeks' wages, but the punishment was reduced to two weeks' -- £400,000 ($643,000) -- after the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) refused to ratify the preliminary decision.

A two-week suspension was served immediately after the defeat to Bayern and that is thought to be the basis of the 27-year-old's decision not to appeal.

The former City captain helped the club win last season's FA Cup and his 20 Premier League goals in 2010-11 also played an important role in securing the club's third-place finish and qualification for the Champions League.

But the ex-Manchester United forward has twice requested a transfer in the past year and, despite his decision to accept his fine and suspension, it is unlikely he has any future at City beyond the January transfer window.


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