The former Everton midfielder has revealed that the coaching staff at the Etihad told him they planned to break his spirit the moment he signed his lucrative contract.
He said: “On my first day, I was stripped bare, thrown in a cell and then doused in disinfectant. The manager kept calling me new fish and spitting in my face.”
Despite his lack of first team opportunities, Rodwell insists that all the English players at City are treated this way.
“The foreign players and the coaching staff like to take turns to beat us mentally rather than physically. At first I thought it was quite refreshing.
“You see all these young players on TV making the most of their talents, so it was quite nice to know that I wasn’t doing that. It makes a change from all these boring success stories.”
However, after manager Roberto Mancini’s sacking last week, the England international had hoped that the new regime would at least learn his name and put an end to the nightmare.
Unfortunately, Rodwell was apparently taken outside by the rest of the squad and blamed for the manager’s sacking. They then joined the board of directors in dancing around him while chanting ‘City’ over and over again.
A source within the club confirmed that they took an instant disliking to the player, so promptly signed him for £12-million, in order take his life and flush it down the toilet.
“Aside from trying to compete at the highest level, Manchester City also like to wreck lives. Obviously from outside the bubble it may be hard to understand. But, they honestly believe that players like Jack deserve to punished for no apparent reason.”
Rodwell, who has a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck, refused to be comment on the reported escape attempt.