London: Manchester City has charged Carlos Tevez for refusing to warm up against Bayern Munich.
The charge, made by Manchester City at a disciplinary hearing, follows the failure of the club, to prove a more serious allegation that Tévez refused to come on as a substitute in the Champions League match.
Fifteen witness statements have been gathered but, it is understood, only the testimony of manager Roberto Mancini is insistent that the 27 year-old did not want to pla, The Telegraph reports.
None of the players on the bench or Mancini’s coaching staff can confirm that substitute Tevez refused to play.
The charge against Tevez was about the Argentinian striker “refusing to carry out the instructions of Roberto Mancini and Ivan Carminati (the fitness coach) to resume warming up with a view to playing in the match.”
Mancini had told the media immediately after the 2-0 defeat on September 27 that Tevez had refused to play and that he was "finished" at City.
Tevez was suspended by City for a fortnight and could be fined.