After charity bash snub, Robinho's City future looks bleak

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London, Dec. 13 (ANI): Robinho has attracted Manchester City boss Mark Hughes's wrath after snubbing the club's charity Christmas party for children. And now his future at City looks bleak.

Hughes was furious after the 32.5-million-pound Brazilian ignored his instructions to attend last Tuesday's bash at a bowling alley in Didsbury.

According to News of the World, Robinho, 25, laughed at team-mates as they set off after training while he went home. Embarrassed City executives were forced to send a chauffer-driven car to fetch him from his luxurious Cheshire home.

But even then Robinho arrived two hours late - just as the children were about to leave.

Robinho had been billed as the star attraction and an eye-witness inside the Parrs Wood Centre said: "There was disappointment among parents and children. Everyone knew who to blame. They probably wanted to see him more than anyone else.

"All the other players and the manager were fantastic. You could tell they had little ones of their own and they were totally at ease with them. They were a credit to their club and their profession."

"But the feeling was that Robinho had shown some very unfortunate children a complete lack of respect. It just shows how one person can let the whole side down," he added.

Hughes will certainly impose a hefty fine on the controversial Brazilian.

Manchester City take their community commitments very seriously and only injured stars like Wayne Bridge and Craig Bellamy were excused from attending.

This is the latest in a string of incidents where the former Real Madrid player has openly flouted club rules.

Last season on a UEFA Cup trip to Copenhagen, he ignored the team's dress code by wearing trainers with his suit, and not putting on a tie. (ANI)

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