“I’m trying not to rise to it,” said Hughes. “Sometimes we have to respond because people make comments but we don’t try to cultivate these situations. He got a little upset about our poster campaign although to call it a campaign is wrong because there was only one. It was just a bit of fun between the two sets of supporters and I think it was taken in that manner. I didn’t get too het up about it, but Sir Alex did.”

Between the two sets of supporters? Did City fans pay thousands of pounds for those Tevez posters? Don´t think so Sparky. Clearly our former striker is having a hard time coming to terms with the small-time attitude of his new club. It wasn´t City fans who tried their hand at being wind up merchants, but the actual club itself. Sad.