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Man Utd appreciate swift apology from Man City over Tevez actions

Manchester United have accepted an apology from Manchester City over a controversial 'RIP Fergie' placard held up by Carlos Tevez during their title celebrations. City reacted quickly on Monday night to express "sincerest apologies" while Tevez also spoke of his regret.

United chief executive David Gill told Sky Sports News: "I think it's right. The club acted pretty quickly.

"I think it was rather silly, frankly, in terms of what it said, but City acted with commendable speed.

"We move on and concentrate on other issues."

The Football Association are looking into the matter after chairman David Bernstein was asked about the incident by MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Bernstein said: "It looked to me rather silly, more than anything else - an impetuous, silly thing to do. It certainly wasn't very sensible.

"I think it was a very excitable moment, emotions were running very high.

"As I understand it, and I stand to be corrected, I think someone passed this thing to Tevez who just sort of put it in the air, so I don't think it's the most serious thing I've ever come across.

"But I don't know all the facts and I would leave it to the people (at the FA) who will look at it professionally."

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