Date: 27th January 2009 at 3:35pm
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According to Mark Hughes, Manchester City ace, Robinho will be punished after leaving the Tenerife training camp without permission.

The Brazilian claimed at the time…

‘I had made Manchester City aware that I needed to return to Brazil because of a family matter. I will return to the club and hope to sort this out as soon as possible.’

During todays press conference ahead of Wednesday nights home fixture game against Newcastle, the City boss said…

‘The disciplinary procedure has to be gone through and once that’s run its course then Robbie will have to face some disciplinary measures. The level of those measures will be kept private as you would expect.’

‘Let’s make this clear. Robinho will be treated in exactly the same manner, given the circumstances, as any other player at Manchester City. Everybody knows that – there’s no special case here.’

‘Given a similar circumstance with any other player here they would expect to be treated in a similar manner. That needs to be made clear and that’s the top and bottom of it.


Sparky finished off by adding…

‘I’ve touched on what I expect to happen and it really is at the point where we’ve moved on and drawn the line under it and we’re looking forward to preparing for the game against Newcastle.’



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