Newcastle legend Shearer: Tevez a DISGRACE!

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says Carlos Tevez can be blamed if Manchester City blow the title.

Shearer opined in The Sun: "If Manchester City do in the end succumb to their nearest rivals in the race for the title I believe we can lay the blame firmly at one man's door — Carlos Tevez.

"What a disgrace he has been.

"This coming Wednesday he could well be on the bench for City against Chelsea having turned his back on the club and been on strike for most of the season.

"Should City struggle to score against a Chelsea side rejuvenated by their midweek triumph over Napoli then the ground will start to rumble.

"Those who never wanted him back might stand firm, others may start to chant his name, season-ticket holders who have sat side-by-side could argue what is right and what is wrong.

"Some will boo, some will cheer. Exactly the sort of atmosphere the club do not want at a time when everyone needs to be pulling together.

"And what will his team-mates be thinking? While they have been working away to keep City's title dream alive he has been sat on his backside in Argentina or playing golf.

"What will Edin Dzeko or Mario Balotelli or Sergio Aguero think if he comes on for one of them or even gets on the team-sheet instead of one of them?

"Despite some player's public pronouncements of support for Tevez I cannot believe his presence will not affect the atmosphere."

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