Manchester City striker Robinho’s future has been thrown into doubt after the Brazilian failed to attend the club's Christmas party for foster kids.
Robinho failed to turn up to last Tuesday's bash at a bowling alley in Didsbury, Manchester despite being specifically told by City boss Mark Hughes that attendance was compulsory.
It is believed that the £32.5million Brazilian laughed off suggestions of attending with his City team-mates after training before swiftly heading home.
His actions meant that City officials were forced to hire a chauffeur-driven car to pick him up from his home in Cheshire, but even then the 25-year-old had to be persuaded to go to the event, meaning that he turned up over two-hours late with the children having all but departed the Parrs Wood Centre.
Naturally the foster children were upset at not getting a glimpse of one of their heroes and an on-looker at the event revealed their disappointment.
"There was disappointment among parents and children,” the on-looker told the News of The World.
"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.”
Robinho's latest misdemeanour will leave Citizens coach Mark Hughes contemplating another fine for the striker who, last season on a UEFA Cup trip to Copenhagen openly defied team colours by wearing trainers and not donning a tie, as well as going AWOL during City’s mid-season training camp in Tenerife.
Robinho was dropped on Saturday as City drew 3-3 with Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.