04 November 2011
Carlos Tevez 'to seek libel damages from Graeme Souness'
Legal action on the grounds of libel is set to be taken by footballer Carlos Tevez against media pundit Graeme Souness, it has been reported.
According to the Daily Mail, the Manchester City striker is planning to claim damages from Souness - a former footballer who played for clubs such as Liverpool and Rangers - for comments he made on Sky Sports following a game in September.
Tevez was embroiled in controversy after apparently refusing to come on as a substitute during his club's defeat away at Bayern Munich in the Champions League in September.
And, in his analysis of this matter, Souness labelled the Argentine international a "disgrace to football".
"I'm in disbelief. How selfish can you get? Tevez is one bad apple ... he epitomises what the man in the street thinks is wrong with modern football," he added.
Tevez has subsequently taken legal advice on the issue and is keen to take Souness to court, the news source added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney