Carlos Tevez, oh Carlos where do I begin? For anyone that doesn’t follow football (soccer), Carlos Tevez is one of the highest paid players in the Premier League (English Football League) and is, well brilliant that can’t be denial. However, in many ways he is simply outrageous!
Tevez picture used on billboard
In Manchester City’s recent Champions League match against Bayern Munich Tevez was asked by his manager to come on with around 30 minutes to go. For anyone that is at all interested in football they know that anything and I mean anything (being an Arsenal Fan) can happen in 30 minutes. Tevez refused to leave the bench. Now that’s just the same as your boss asking you to, let’s say, finish an article and you replying…’yeah, actually you know what, probably not this time actually but cheers anyway’!
IT JUST WOULDN’T HAPPEN!
Because we are decent individuals I hear you say? Maybe. But I believe the problem is a lot deepen that a stubborn man acting well below his age and even his shoe size. Footballers are paid such ridiculous wages that they feel untouchable and this is worrying for a society in decline. Tevez can sit on the bench each week and not have one kick of a ball and still earn £200k. (pause for effect) Yep that’s right probably more that we all earn a year! Well that sucks, agreed.
By refusing to play when asked by his manager Tevez has shown a massive lack of respect. He is a fantastic footballer and surely must love playing the beautiful game. Any fan would tell you how much they would love to be out on the big stage with their stars. So Tevez’s actions has not only let himself and his team-mates down but also the fans, his wage payers.
It is astonishing to see how celebrities have become so powerful. In today’s society celebrities can get away with nearly everything and it sets a really poor example for the youth who take a lot of stick.
Should we let this lack of respect just go because he is a famous, desirable star or do we need to face up to the facts and challenge an overpaid celebrity with serious issues? Too harsh?
If Tevez would put all his energy into his gift from God then I would be his biggest fan but unfortunately his has assumed a position of superiority which frankly he hasn’t earnt and doesn’t deserve.