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CARLOS TEVEZ will have his appeal against a six-week fine slapped on him by Manchester City dealt with by the Premier League as quickly as possible.
Tevez’s advisors have now lodged an appeal against the gross misconduct fine of around £1.2million.
The Argentina striker also appealed a similar fine late last year after his failure to warm up during City’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
On that occasion, Tevez managed to get the fine reduced to two weeks’ wages.
He headed to Argentina a fortnight later and has not returned since.
“The Premier League received correspondence from Carlos Tevez last night giving notice of Mr Tevez’s intention to appeal against a disciplinary sanction imposed on him by his club, Manchester City,” confirmed the Premier League yesterday.
“The Premier League Board will consider this request at the earliest available opportunity.”
City imposed the fine on December 22, having tried – and failed – to get the striker to report for duty.
They had already stopped paying his wages, a move which it is estimated has so far cost Tevez £1.9m.
Tevez appealed against the punishment – but that was thrown out on January 7 after a hearing involving two City directors, Marty Edelman and Mohamed al-mazrouei.
Unlike last time, when PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor stepped in on Tevez’s behalf, in this instance City feel their case is watertight.