English FA charges Guardiola for political Catalonia ribbon | 2018-02-24 | daily-sun.com

English FA charges Guardiola for political Catalonia ribbon

Sun Online Desk     24th February, 2018 10:03:22 printer

English FA charges Guardiola for political Catalonia ribbon

The English Football Association has charged Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for promoting a political message by wearing a ribbon in support of imprisoned and ousted pro-independence Catalan politicians.

 

Guardiola was born in Catalonia and is revered in the region because of his links with Barcelona's soccer team, as a player and coach.

 

Guardiola has been wearing the yellow ribbon at matches and news conferences since Catalonia's failed secession bid in October when a banned independence referendum was held.

 

It is unclear why the FA has waited until now to charge Guardiola.

 

The English FA says the ribbon is a "political message" which requires him to be charged with being in breach of kit and advertising regulations.

 

Guardiola has until March 5 to respond to the charge.

 

Source: AP/UNB


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