Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Tevez's Dummy Still In The Papers

Tevez's Dummy Still In The Papers

Carlos Tevez explained why he celebrated his winning goal against Birmingham by putting a dummy in his mouth.

The 23-year-old striker's plan was kept in total secret, not even his teammates knew that it was going to happen. He did it to pay homage to his daughter and wife who spent Christmas with him in Manchester but then travelled back to Buenos Aires, thus missing the New Year's Day win over Birmingham.

'The idea behind the dummy was to pay homage to my daughter and to let her and my wife know that my family is still my priority,' the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

'The absence of my family at this time of year is not easy but players have to be professional and in England our obligation is to be on the field at this time of year.

'Nobody else knew I was going to do this. I told my team-mates nothing and even made sure that they could not see what I was doing as I was getting changed.

'I put the dummy in an inside pocket of my shorts and just went out on to the pitch. So it was a surprise to everybody and that was what I wanted.

'Yesterday the image was in all the newspapers in Argentina and that is what I hoped. It means that my family will have seen it and that they will know that I am thinking of them at this time of year when, really, people should be together.'


While this dummy thing has been blown out of proportion - really, no journalist in England ever watches continental football? it's not such a rarity there - there is an interesting note here. I never knew footballer's shorts had inside pockets. None of my shorts have one. Those who sat on the East Stand and saw Tevez celebrating could tell me if he really pulled the dummy out of an inside pocket...

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday January 3 2008
Time: 4:18PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Not Given Up on Perisic Deal

There are less than two weeks to go before the summer transfer window slams shut.

United to Offer Ibrahimovic an Additional Role

One snippet of information that passed me by yesterday, on a day when I was, unfortunately, otherwise engaged, relates to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Could van Gaal be set for a Managerial Return?

The manner in which Louis van Gaal was axed, by Manchester United, showed just how important Champions League football is.

Swansea v United - Fascinating Facts

One game won, thirty-seven more to navigate as Manchester United seek to mount a serious title challenge this season.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swansea v Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Home Win!1%
Away Win!91%
Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.emmillin4
2.Amb.Whoknows4
3.ambler3
4.ForeverUnited2
5.mad_manu1
6.Baklay371
The Vital Football Members League