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Man United fans get last laugh in Carlos Tevez billboard war

Brooks Peck
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When Man City signed Carlos Tevez after his bitter breakup with Man United and put him on a billboard in the city center that read "Welcome to Manchester," it marked a new level of club to club smack talk and prompted numerous responses and retaliations over the last couple years. But now that Tevez is being kicked out at City after two years of taunts, Man United fans have taken the opportunity to unleash the perfect revenge.

Friday night, on a digital billboard in Piccadilly Gardens, the Manchester United Supporters Trust paid to have a revised version of the famous Tevez poster beamed out. It depicts a sulking Tevez sitting on the bench and reads "Welcome to Carlos, Manchester."

From the Manchester Evening News:

Duncan Drasdo, from the MUST, said: "It is just meant to be a bit of fun. The original City banner was quite cheeky. This is our chance to get our own back."

The trust includes a number of high-flying ad men, including president Richard Hytner - deputy chair of Saatchi & Saatchi [advertising agency].

But Mr Drasdo, who refused to say who paid for the electronic advert, said 'a large number of the group's members' had been behind the idea.

I don't often say this, but well done Man United fans. That's just all kinds of excellent.

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This is why you don't taunt your rivals with Carlos Tevez. It will backfire.

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