The actions of Carlos Tevez should be an inspiration to everyone, he is a man of the people, he speaks for all of us. When he sees injustice in the world he doesn’t simply accept it and move on, he’s not a drone, subject to the normal restrictions of society. Carlos Tevez is a fighter, a freedom fighter and he’s standing up for the rights of hard working people everywhere.
So you don’t like what’s going on at work? Perhaps you’ve got a manager you don’t like or worse still a manager who doesn’t like you. Sure, your actions in the past might have contributed to this situation, but you can’t be expected to take responsibility for your actions, after all, you’re not in charge. Being responsible is the job of the manager. But how long can you let things slide, how long can you let yourself be treated with such disrespect before you say STOP. Enough is enough, you can’t treat me this way, you can’t expect me to perform for you like some kind of circus animal, jumping up and down at your every command.
Tevez was sat on the bench, a position you’d have thought he would have become accustomed to by now. Where once he was a king, he is now merely a stable boy. It was quite clear to everyone what happened last night, but that hasn’t stopped Carlos Tevez issuing a statement today saying that there was a miscommunication between himself and Roberto Mancini.
When a journalist put the question to Tevez, ‘why did you refuse to play?’ This was his response:
“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it”
When the reporter asked why he had chosen to make a stand now he said:
“I can’t go on like this. I’m a trained footballer reduced to the status of a bum”
Moving words from Carlos, who obviously feels he has been ruined by the obvious mistreatment from his manager, the tyrannical Italian oppressor Roberto Mancini. I think the public know a miscarriage of justice when they see one. It’s not like it was a big game, it was just away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. How can a player of such quality be left on the bench and then be expected to properly motivate himself. Is he supposed to just warm up and go on to the pitch to do the job he’s paid an exorbitant amount of money to do? A job that millions of people would long for, a job that really isn’t a job at all?
I think everyone can see that such demands cannot be fairly made of Tevez, a man who is still reeling from the emotional distress of being held against his will this summer, when all he wanted to do was return home to his family. Surely everyone can find it in their heart to feel sorry for Carlos Tevez. I’m expecting a massive outpouring of public affection, at which point I fully expect Manchester City to take the only appropriate course of action possible and fire Roberto Mancini…
Or alternatively they could go for my plan: lock Tevez in the basement of the Etihad Stadium until the Janurary transfer window opens and if he’s very, very lucky, perhaps see fit to allow him things like food, water and occasionally some air to breath until then.