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Carlos Tevez Displays Derogatory Sign About Sir Alex Ferguson On City Parade [PHOTO]

UPDATED: Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez today stoked the fire again in his public spat with Sir Alex Ferguson by holding up a banner that read “RIP Fergie,” while the City bus paraded around Manchester.

The photo was captured on Sky Sports (see above photo).

Carlos Tevez would probably argue that the sign is just a bit of fun, but the sign sends a clear message to Manchester United what Tevez thinks of them. And it’ll certainly not help the relationship between both Manchester clubs.

UPDATE: Manchester City, the football club, and Carlos Tevez have apologized for the incident. “The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgment. The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for any offence or distress caused.”

What do you think of the sign? Did Tevez go too far, or is it a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor from the gloating Argentine striker?

H/T Ian Walsh.

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  1. Clampdown

    May 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Ah yes, let’s look for yet another thing by which to be offended. Let’s look at it without any context. Then we can call Tevez classless and feel better about ourselves, because WE never say anything rude or tasteless about the opposing supporters, clubs, or managers.

  2. dave

    May 15, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Carlos Tevez has wound Man United up yet again. Man United fans have no problems singing about partying when the Glazier`s die,or killing Wayne Rooney if he ever leaves. Maybe they should stop being hyprochrites. Brilliant humour that can only be understand by real Mancs and not the plastic non Mancs that frequent the swamp in Trafford.
    Congratulations to the young lad who created and threw the poster onto the bus. ( great artwork)

    Poor reds, have to accept they cannot win it every year and get over it!

  3. Tommy

    May 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Tevez and Fergie deserve one another. Even in his congratulatory comments to City Fergie couldn’t resist saying it will take City a hundred years to catch up with United.

    Tevez should be shipped out of Manchester, not for this sign, but because he is a jackass.

  4. Fog

    May 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    So Tevez doesn’t like the “Black Eyed Peas”…what’s the big deal?? 🙂

  5. Mufc77

    May 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    No worse than some of the stuff we have aimed at the Arsenal over the years. From citys point being forced to issue a apology to SAF and Utd it’s just another reason for them to dump tevez.

  6. pietro romeo

    May 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Usually I find articles on EPL Talk fairly good- but not this one. Lame, very lame attempt to stir up a controversy- not very good at Alex. Okay, maybe ManU supporters will be shocked and stunned, but then they are licking their wounds and will be sulky for a few days. Honestly, hard to imagine this even got web time. Real garbage.

    • The Gaffer

      May 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      I see where you’re coming from Pietro, but it’s currently the lead story on The Guardian’s football page. It’s a garbage thing for Tevez to do, but it’s news.

      The Gaffer

      • pietro romeo

        May 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        “’s currently the lead story on The Guardian’s football page”

        Editor is probably a petulant ManU supporter.

        As for it being news, I respectfully disagree, I think this type of story should be buried in the gossip pages or next to stories about women who have babies by martians and other such silliness.

        • Guy

          May 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

          pietro…..that is headline news in some rags. 🙂

  7. Brn442

    May 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Not exactly class from Tevez but, is anyone surprised? If Man City are smart, they will take a loss and ship this character off to Italy in the summer.

  8. Dentith

    May 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Allowing for Maradonna (clown), the truly great players have always been about temperament, dignity and maturity too. Can you think of any truly great players from years gone by who would have acted as this guy has this season? Tevez is obviously a very skillful player but he needs to take a leaf out of one of his fellow countryman’s books, Lionel Messi, if he wants to be remembered for being anything other than a clown in years to come. The true greats don’t need words as their actions on the pitch do the talking. I look forward to seeing City playing to their full potential in future, hopefully with a degree of dignity that matches true greatness.

  9. dust

    May 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    scroll to the bottom left of the page for a video interview of Mancini in a manchester cafe.

    “Premier League the best in the world”

  10. Pat

    May 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Before I heard the whole “not in my lifetime” quote I thought this was awful and classless. Now I find it kind of funny. Also, I’d be surprised if he actually made the sign and wasn’t just handed it to hold up.

  11. matt

    May 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    classless…plain and simple

  12. Taylor

    May 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Not a problem for me, although it’s actually embarassing considering how he behaved most of the season.

  13. Cody

    May 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    no worse than the “welcome to Tevez” sign.

  14. wilvin

    May 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    now thats a good sport lol lol lol it is funny

  15. Patrick

    May 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Nothing wrong with poking your rival when they’re down. I’m not a City fan but I have no issue with this.

  16. David

    May 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    He’s a donkey, but we already knew that.

    That being said, Fergie said “not in my lifetime” would City ever be top dog over United. Well they were this season, and while it’s a little over-the-top, I think it’s a reply to his confidence that it would never happen. Coming from Tevez it’s a little shallow being how he’s played for both clubs and been a nuisance for them as both (could argue a bigger headache for City).

    He’ll get flack for sure, but that’s what a rivalry is about, right? I don’t think he means anything more to the sign. People are naturally overreacting.

  17. Frill Artist

    May 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    What a ****.

    • Nonsense

      May 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Agreed. I find it hilarious how all the city fans who Tevez disrespected, jeapordized, lied to are now so willing to stand behind one of the most selfish players in my time.

      Manchester United don’t let small clubs with big pockets and ONE EPL win affect us. You’ll pay the price next year.

  18. Jack

    May 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    The “R.I.P. Fergie” sign was a comical response to Ferguson’s “Not in my lifetime” comment.

    Quite clever, actually.

    Ferguson was asked if City would ever be top dogs, and he said “Not in my lifetime.”

    Carlos Tevez never actually made this sign. It was thrown onto the bus from fans in the parade.

    • Jean

      May 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

      As a ManU fan, I’m not that bitter. I’ll take the insult, it was kinda funny…

    • Nonsense

      May 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      City won ONE EPL title….that doesn’t make them top dogs, that makes them a team that won the title this year through several injections of oil money. Once they have more than 19 titles and United somehow fades away into obvlivion (not happening) you’ll never be real top dogs of the league.

  19. Todd Davis

    May 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Nice of him to show up for the parade. Nothing better to do in Argentina?

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