Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez fined four weeks' wages after 'five separate breaches of contract' relating to Bayern Munich game

The club conducted a detailed investigation into the situation that saw the Argentine refuse to come on as substitute during the Champions League match and have duly acted

Manchester City have fined striker Carlos Tevez four weeks’ wages for five breaches of his playing contract after an investigation into his refusal to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich.

City lost the Champions League match 2-0 to the German giants and were already two down when manager Roberto Mancini told Tevez to prepare himself for entering the field of play, but the former Manchester United man allegedly refused.

After initially suspending the player for two weeks and, having conducted an internal investigation into the alleged breach of contract, the club have now confirmed the Argentine has been fined four weeks' wages for five breaches of his contract.

"Following a detailed investigation and associated hearing, a disciplinary panel has upheld the charge of misconduct,” the statement read.  

"Five separate breaches of contract formed the basis of the decision by the panel."

The five breaches, as stipulated by the club, are:

  • An obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected to play for the club 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.

"As a result Carlos Tevez has been fined four weeks’ wages and has been suspended for a period of two weeks (deemed to have already been served). He has received a written warning as to his future conduct," the statement continued.

"Carlos Tevez has been informed in writing of the decision of the disciplinary panel, and the Club has written to the Professional Footballers Association for ratification of the fine."

The troubled striker has a period of two weeks in which to appeal his fine.