London, Oct 21 : Manchester City has backtracked from earlier claims that it would charge Carlos Tevez for refusing to play in Munich.
Tevez will attend a club disciplinary hearing today to deal with his behaviour during the Champions League clash against Bayern last month.
The Sun reports that the club does not intend to charge him with the outright accusation of him refusing to take the field.
None of the players on the bench or Mancini’s coaching staff can confirm that substitute Tevez refused to play.
The charge against Tevez will now read that the Argentinian striker “refused 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. (ANI)