•They say sport is so popular because it allows adults to play with the abandon of children. But even this does not explain the behaviour of Carlos Tevez who threw his toys out of his pram this week.
Roberto Mancini has pledged that Tevez will never play for Manchester City again. Let's hope this lays down a marker for all the other spoilt brats in the premiership.
Tevez's refusal to play as a second-half substitute against Bayern Munich was as outrageous as his £200,000-a-week wages.
Players who think they are more important than the team have no place in sport, no matter how many noughts they have on their pay cheque.
Tevez's insolent behaviour would not be tolerated in a creche let alone the Champions League.
Sound man, Mancini!
Blackrock, Co Dublin