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Fans fume after ailing Tevez visits Disneyland

THE world’s highest-paid footballer, Carlos Tevez, has come under fire from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua supporters after being spotted at Disneyland the same day he missed an important match due to injury.

The Argentina striker, who’s been earning a 38-million-euro (US$40.3 million) salary since he joined the Chinese team at the start of the year, was photographed on Saturday at Shanghai Disneyland — while his team was playing Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League.

“We pay him tens of millions so that he can have a guided tour of Shanghai,” one Internet user wrote on football site Hupu.

“I wonder if Shenhua paid his Disneyland expenses,” wrote another.

Tevez has been nursing a muscle injury since his last match, and since he went to Disneyland in a “private capacity” there was no reason for him to be sanctioned, Ma Yue, Shenhua spokesperson said

The South American’s absence did not end up hurting his team, as Shenhua won 3-2.

Since his arrival, Tevez has scored just once in 4 matches. His team is now placed 11th.

The controversy over Tevez came the same day as another international import, Brazilian Paulinho, was admonished by his team Guangzhou Evergrande, for promoting a betting company alongside a porn star.


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