Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will "always" wear a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned politicians in Catalonia - despite being charged by the Football Association for doing so. The former Barcelona coach was given two formal warnings about the issue in December but has not been dissuaded. He has until 18:00 GMT on 5 March to respond to a charge of breaching kit and advertising regulations. "Before a manager, I am a human being," the 47-year-old Spaniard said. "They [the FA] know I'll wear the yellow ribbon always. It's not about politicians, it's about democracy; it's about helping the people who didn't do absolutely anything." The charge was triggered when Guardiola again wore the ribbon on his jacket pitchside - he is free to wear it elsewhere - during City's shock FA Cup defeat by Wigan. He wore it again on his jumper - under his coat - during his side's Carabao Cup final win over Arsenal on Sunday. "I can wear it somewhere else, not just on my chest. They know I'll wear it," he said.
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola to continue to wear yellow ribbon
BBC | Feb 26