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Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

PFA makes City cut Tevez fine in half


London — Manchester City reduced its fine of four weeks' wages handed out to Carlos Tevez to just two weeks' pay on Thursday after England's soccer players' union backed the player in his dispute with the Premier League club.

City planned to fine Tevez four weeks' salary, which equates to around £1 million ($1.6 million), after finding him guilty of misconduct over a touchline dispute during a 2-0 loss at Bayern Munich last month.

However, under English soccer rules, fines that are greater than two weeks' wages need to be ratified by the players' union, the Professional Footballers Association. City's request for a fine of four weeks' wages was refused by PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor, who backed the Argentina international and attended his disciplinary hearing.

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