Carlos Tévez has allegedly been photographed with La 12, Boca’s barra brava – the supporters’ group with a reputation for violence and hooliganism.
The photo in question apparently shows Tévez and his brother Diego raising a glass over a meal alongside Rafael Di Zeo, the barra’s leader, Fernando, Di Zeo’s brother and Mauro Martín, the leader from 2007 to 2012.
With Boca currently in turmoil following the sacking of its manager, Rodolfo Arruabarrena, and the current state of affairs at the club which has yet to fulfill everyone’s expectation, this will only create another storm.
— TodaPasion (@TodaPasion) March 4, 2016
And with the photo unable to be verified and the original source nowhere to be found, benefit of the doubt should be on Carlito’s side, what with Photoshop the chances are he was enjoying a family meal with the in-laws only to find his wife had been edited out and replaced by the leader of Boca’s infamous La 12.
Social media was quick to react, naturally, with many Twitter users analyzing the picture and questioning its authenticity.
— Pablo Muller (@PabloMuller17) March 4, 2016
It’s highly doubtful that Tévez will even acknowledge the picture’s existence, so this may go down as a case for which we’ll just never know the answer. None of us want to believe Tévez would put himself in this situation, but truth be told we just don’t know with this man. After all, this is the guy who earned well over six figures a week, refused to play against Bayern Munich before literally going AWOL and flying 16 hours away from his workplace. A loose cannon, some might say.
The 32 year old from Ciudadela, who moved from Manchester United to Manchester City for a staggering $70 million, has made seven appearances this season for Boca, scoring two goals and assisting two more. Rumors are also being reported that Tévez handpicked new Boca manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Apparently his agent contacted the former Lanús manager rather than the club’s representatives – maybe Carlos is getting a bit big for his boots but, let’s be honest, they’re some rather large boots.