Tevez 'refuses to play' during City defeat to Bayern

I'll have more up on the blog tomorrow specifically about the game itself, but - and despite there being plenty to cover - the undoubted story coming out are the reports that Carlos Tevez refused to take the field as a substitute.

Not only that, but in the aftermath Oliver Kay tweeted that Roberto Mancini stated that Tevez would 'never' play for the club again:

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So many questions will surface over the next few days, but the only certainty at this point is that Carlos Tevez's career at the club is over.

UPDATE:

From Daniel Taylor, Tevez's response post-game:

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UPDATE:

Carlos Tevez has released a statement following last nights events, in which he denies refusing to play, adding that it was "not the right time to get into specific details".

"I would like to apologise to all Manchester City fans, with whom I have always had a strong relationship, for any misunderstanding that occurred in Munich.

"They understand that when I am on the pitch I have always given my best for the club.

"In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed up and was ready to play. This is not the right time to get into specific details as to why this did not happen. But I wish to state that I never refused to play.

"There was some confusion on the bench and I believe my position may have been misunderstood.

"Going forward I am ready to play when required and to fulfil my obligations."

It could well be a long few days ahead.

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