According to the BBC today, PFA President Gordon Taylor believes the fine imposed on Carlos Tevez, by Man City, for refusing to warm up against bayern Munich in the Champions League game last month is excessive. Taylor attended the hearing with the striker and heard all the evidence presented at the hearing, and he says that the Argentina international never refused to play for the club.
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He says that there is no justification for a fine other than the normal sanction of 2 weeks wages agreed by the FA, the Premier League and Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).
For a Union representing some of the richest workers in the land the stance looks to be out of touch with most opinion. We suspect Taylor will be hard pressed to find any support for his claim that Tevez has been hard done by from the club, football in general or the supporters.
Most fans might think Tevez has brought this on himself out of his own self interest and in our opinion it is to be hoped City stick to their guns on this.
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