Carlos Tevez today apologised to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for holding up a banner ridiculing his former manager during the title celebrations.
Tevez expressed his regret after displaying the sign, which read 'RIP Fergie', during Manchester City's celebratory open-top bus parade. The 28-year-old is thought to have been passed or thrown the placard by a fan.
Tevez, who spent two years at Old Trafford before leaving for City in 2009, said: "I got carried away in the excitement of the moment and I certainly didn't mean any disrespect to Sir Alex Ferguson, who I admire as a man and a manager."
A City spokeswoman said: "The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgement. The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club."