Manchester City has apologised to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United after their striker Carlos Tevez held up a banner which read “RIP Fergie” during city’s title-winning parade.
The 28-year-old striker who left Manchester United to Manchester City in 2009 also expressed regret for what he did.
A City spokeswoman said: "The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgement.
"The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for any offence or distress caused."
Speaking a report Tevez said: "I got carried away in the excitement of the moment and I certainly didn't mean any disrespect to Sir Alex Ferguson, who I admire as a man and a manager."
Manchester Chief executive David Gill commended the way Manchester City acted. Speaking to Sky Sports News he said: ”I think it's right. The club acted pretty quickly.
“I think it was rather silly, frankly, in terms of what it said, but City acted with commendable speed. “We move on and concentrate on other issues.”