Guardiola charged for wearing 'political' ribbon

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola

FA bosses chose to charge him yesterday after he again wore it pitchside during City's shock FA Cup loss against Wigan at the DW Stadium on Monday night.

The Manchester City boss has carried the item on his clothing since the autumn in support of imprisoned politicians in his native Catalonia.

Guardiola, who has landed 22 major titles since becoming a boss, said: "We have to lift titles to give more value to what we have done".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was charged by the English Football Association (FA) on Friday with promoting a political message on the pitch.

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.

The charge was then triggered when he again wore it pitchside - he is free to wear it elsewhere - during City's shock FA Cup loss against Wigan on Monday.

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Guardiola, however, continued to wear the ribbon on the touchline despite two formal warnings from the FA, who made a decision to charge him after it was on display once again during City's FA Cup defeat to Wigan last week.

This of course could come as early as Sunday evening, as his team face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

They were incarcerated during the row over Catalan independence. He declared unilateral independence after the vote, and the Spanish government responded by imposing direct rule, dismissing Puigdemont, and calling new regional elections.

"Like everybody knows, hopefully sooner or later I can stop wearing it". So, until they are not out, always here [points to ribbon] will be shared with me.

Ahead of the Manchester derby in December, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho argued that he would have been punished by the FA for wearing a political symbol, although the FA says this is not what prompted its action.

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