Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has refused to apologise to Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United after brandishing him with a ‘RIP Fergie’ placard at Monday’s Manchester City''s trophy parade.
He described his former manager as the ‘President of England’ and mocked him after City beat United in the Premier League title in a dramatic win over Queens Park Rangers.
Tévez, who left Manchester United for the newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City in July 2009, sparked controversy by waving the offending banner during their open-top bus parade on Monday.
“It seems Ferguson is the president of England. Each time he speaks badly about a player, and he has said the worst about me, I never asked him to apologise. But if somebody makes a joke about him, you must apologise to him. But I don’t apologise. There’s no relationship at all between me and Ferguson,” The Telegraph quoted Tevez, as saying.
The spat between Tévez and Ferguson is the latest display of bad blood between the two men.
Previously, Ferguson had rejected the chance to sign Tévez permanently in 2009 following the expiry of his two-year loan at Old Trafford, but after City had marked the player’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium with the now infamous ‘Welcome to Manchester’ billboard, Ferguson dismissed City as a “small club with a small mentality”.