14/05/2012 23:09 BST | Updated 14/05/2012 23:12 BST

Manchester City Striker Carlos Tevez Hoists Banner Declaring 'R.I.P. Fergie' At Premier League Victory Parade (VIDEO)

Carlos Tevez disgraced himself again on Tuesday night when he hoisted aloft a banner declaring "RIP Fergie" at Manchester City's open top bus parade to commemorate their Premier League title win.

The banner was in reference to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, whom Tevez played under during two trophy-laden seasons at Old Trafford.

As thousands gathered to celebrate City's first title in 44 years, Tevez struck a sour note with his ill-advised behaviour, sullying celebrations.

City had to release a statement apologising for the Argentine's behaviour.

It read: "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."

Tevez, 28, added: "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."

It has been suggested the meaning behind it may be in reference to Ferguson's famous response to a 2009 question as to whether or not United would ever be underdogs against City. "Not in my lifetime," he responded.

Yet Tevez's antics drew much ire from supporters and pundits alike as he added another misdemeanour to a growing list of brainless antics at Eastlands.