Tevez apologises for West Ham walk-out

November 27, 2006

Carlos Tevez has apologised to West Ham for storming out of Upton Park in response to his substitution during the 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.

Tevez was replaced by Teddy Sheringham in the 67th minute of Saturday's Barclays Premiership match and reacted by stalking down the tunnel and leaving the ground before the final whistle, in a clear breach of club discipline.

Hammers boss Alan Pardew was furious with Tevez's display of petulance, and the Argentina striker has responded by apologising to the manager and his team-mates at training today.

Tevez said: 'I would just like to say that I left the ground in anger on Saturday. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision, which I regretted almost straightaway.

'I know I was very wrong in going and I have made it clear to the manager and my team-mates that I in no way meant to disrespect them.'

Pardew has accepted the apology and will allow Tevez's team-mates to decide on the size of his fine.

He said: 'Carlos reported as normal for training this morning and immediately offered his apologies to the players and staff.

'He assured me there was no disrespect intended on his behalf to the players, fans or me.

'He knows he made the incorrect decision in leaving and has decided he would like the players to vote on how much his fine should be and that it should go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

'The players will be given the chance to offer their opinions tomorrow morning.'

Tevez has proved a major flop so far since his move to Upton Park in August, the 22-year-old yet to score in 10 appearances for the Hammers.

He looks set to leave the club when the transfer window reopens in January, along with countryman Javier Mascherano who joined as part of the same deal and has proved equally ineffective.