Roberto Mancini’s men had a parade through the city on Monday to celebrate their dramatic last-gasp Premier League triumph, and the Argentine forward was seen holding up a banner saying ‘RIP Fergie’.
The Etihad Stadium outfit have been quick to say sorry to the legendary Scottish manager, and stated that the banner was handed to Tevez by a fan.
“The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgement,” an official statement read.
“The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for any offence or distress caused.”
The South American attacker also publicly apologised to his former boss, who he claims he still has a lot of respect for.
“I got carried away in the excitement of the moment and I certainly didn’t mean any disrespect to Sir Alex Ferguson, who I admire as a man and a manager.”
By Gareth McKnight