What did Tevez and Nasri's t-shirts mean?

What did Tevez and Nasri's t-shirts mean?
By Eurosport

20/08/2012 at 17:25Updated 20/08/2012 at 18:19

Manchester City's action-packed season-opener against Southampton had it all - five goals in a match that could have gone either way, a penalty missed by David Silva and Sergio Aguero getting injured - as the champions started with a victory.

But among all the drama were two puzzling moments as first Carlos Tevez then Samir Nasri celebrated their goals by revealing T-shirts with baffling words written upon them.

    So what did those messages mean?

    First up was Tevez, whose shirt read "Lugano 1 y 2", which was apparently a reference to the apartment block in which he grew up in Buenos Aires.

    It was a natural progression from the T-shirt he displayed after scoring in the charity shield, which read "Fuerte Apache" in reference to his old neighbourhood. He'll have to up the ante again next time: his specific apartment number is an obvious next step then we can probably expect messages like "bedroom at the back" or perhaps "bottom bunk".


    Nasri, who is of Algerian extraction, decided to celebrate with a T-shirt message saying "Eid Mubarak", which is usually translated into English as "blessed festival", and is the traditional greeting given by Muslims to each other on the Eid ul-Fitr holiday.

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