Tevez won't apologise

Argentine not sorry for holding up sign on bus

Carlos Tevez: On bus during Manchester City's celebrations

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Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez says he has no intention of apologising to Sir Alex Ferguson over the sign he held up about the Manchester United manager.

During City's Premier League title celebrations, a sign saying 'RIP Fergie' was thrown onto the team bus and Tevez held it up.

City were quick to issue a full and formal apology to their nearest rivals, but Tevez insists he does not regret his actions, despite previously releasing a statement saying he got "carried away in the excitement of the moment" and did not mean any disrespect to his former United boss.

On arriving back in his native Argentina for his summer break, the former Manchester United was quizzed on the issue by reporters.

"It seems like Ferguson is the president of England," he is quoted as saying by Ole.

"Every time he speaks badly about a player or says terrible things about me, nobody says that he has to apologise.

"[But] when someone comes out with a joke or banter, you have to apologise - but I won't apologise."


Speaking of City's triumph, he admitted he was delighted to have won the title alongside fellow countrymen Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta.

"It was an honour to be with Pablo and Kun to win the title, moreover with the problems in England - it is a proud moment," he said.

Tevez admitted he missed Aguero's late goal against Queens Park Rangers which sealed the title success.

"I was in the changing room, I already thought it was over then Dzeko scored, I stayed put and then Kun scored and madness broke out," he said.

Tevez returned for the final few months of the season following his fall-out with the club and manager Roberto Mancini.

"When I got back we talked for a couple of minutes and the record was set straight and I was happy to contribute my little bit," he said.

Asked about his future he said: "For now I am relaxing with my family and we will see."