The day after what Carlos Tevez claimed was a "misunderstanding" prevented him from playing in Man City's Champions League loss to Bayern Munich and Roberto Mancini declaring him finished at the club, the Argentine striker really needed to unwind. After all, refusing to warm-up more than once and traveling from Germany to England can take a lot out of a professional footballer. So, he headed to Tytherington Golf Club, where his five-year streak of doing whatever he wanted in England finally came to an end.
From the Telegraph:
The Cheshire club confirmed that Tévez was unable to play today due to a high number of bookings, and insisted the situation had nothing to do with his behaviour in Munich, where he enraged City manager Roberto Mancini by refusing to come on as a substitute.
Photographer Eamonn Clarke said [...] "Tévez got to the club and we went to wait for him at the first tee but there was no sign of him.
"After about 20 minutes a golfer who was teeing off at the second tee came over to us and said he [Tévez] had been pushed back because he hadn't booked a tee off time."
Whether the club fibbed about being booked up to keep him off the course or not, this proves the value of learning English while you've been a highly paid professional in England for five years. Because you need to be able to make a tee time the day after a disastrous misunderstanding with your boss.
UPDATE: Carlos has plenty of free time to play golf now. Here's an official statement from Man City:
Manchester City can confirm that striker Carlos Tevez has been suspended until further notice for a maximum period of two weeks. The player's suspension is pending a full review into his alleged conduct during Tuesday evening's 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich. The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training whilst the review is under way.
Can you make a tee time that lasts two weeks straight?
- Bayern Munich
- Roberto Mancini