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English FA Charges Guardiola over Catalonia yellow ribbon symbol

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Manchester City head coach, Pep Guardiola was Friday charged by the English Premier League (EPL) Football Association over his wearing of a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

 

 

The FA said in a statement that the symbol worn by the former Barcelona manager, on his jacket was in breach of its kit and advertising regulations.

Guardiola, whose side face Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday, has until 1800 GMT on March 5 to respond to the charge.

“Pep Guardiola has been charged for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of The FA’s kit and advertising regulations.

“He has until 6pm on Monday 5 March 2018 to respond to the charge,” a statement from the FA read.

Meanwhile, Guardiola has explained his reason for making the tribute to those detained in his home region and feels that it is an issue that goes beyond Catalunya.

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