Bizarre legal cases in sport


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In a messy and increasingly bitter feud, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has threatened to sue his manager Roberto Mancini for defamation.

Whether the Argentine pursues this legal route is unclear, but it would not be the first, or even the most bizarre legal case to hit the world of sport.

Here, we guide you through some major legal cases in football and some of the stranger ones from other sports.