It has been revealed that Carlos Tevez did not refuse to come off the bench against Bayern Munich in the Champions League yesterday, but was on his ten minutes every four hours break to which every worker is entitled. Mr Tevez's 'work' is deemed to start when he enters the changing room and thus by the time he was asked to play the four hours was up.
'I wanted to go onto the pitch when asked but I would have been breaking the law, I do not make the rules,' explained the Argentinian striker. 'Mr Mancini unfortunately did not keep his eye on his watch.'
Man City's lawyers are looking into the situation but it seems that even if you get paid £250,000 a week and only work a saturday afternoon and an occasional weekday evening the law still stands. However In a clever twist it is possible they are able to turn the situation to their advantage as Buyern Munich substitute, Tymoschukin, was brought on in the 82nd minute, which would put him on his break too.
'He was obviously part the way through his break,' said Mr Mancini, 'you could see the pack of cigarattes hastily tucked into his sock. We demand a rematch.'