"If he has done what has been said, and it appears there is no doubt about it, I think his club would be better off with him not being part of it. If Manchester City prove it, write to FIFA and state the exact circumstances, I believe FIFA should have the power, as they do for drugs-related cases and other cases, to ban the player from taking an active part in football. I would have no problem with that whatsoever. It hasn’t occurred before, but I think what happened [with Tevez] was despicable."
- Jim Boyce, the vice-president of FIFA