Wantaway striker Carlos Tevez has accepted Manchester City’s punishment of four weeks wages for his indiscipline in September, but may be in hot water once more as he has flown back to Argentina without permission.
The South American forward was accused by manager Roberto Mancini of refusing to come off the bench for the Premier League side against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on September 27th, and was later suspended for two weeks and fined four weeks wages.
Despite rumours that the temperamental attacker was set to challenge the Etihad Stadium club’s sanctions, Sky Sports indicate that Tevez will not appeal against the punishment.
However, pictures in The Daily Mail show the frontman landing in Buenos Aires airport late on Tuesday night, without permission from his employers.
The newspaper states that Tevez had asked both chief executive John McBeath and coach Fausto Salsano for a leave of absence to return to his homeland, but on both occasions the player’s request was refused.
Despite this Tevez has flown back to South America with his daughter Florencia and is set to miss training on Wednesday morning – something that City will not take lightly given the Argentina international’s recent misdemeanours.
Meanwhile, Kolo Toure has also accepted City’s docking of six weeks wages for his drugs scandal earlier in the year.
The Ivory Coast international was suspended by the FA for six months after failing a drugs test, and was punished by his employers by a loss of earnings reported to be in the £540,000 region.
By Gareth McKnight