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Guardiola charged by English FA for yellow ribbon protest

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the English FA for wearing a yellow ribbon during matches.

His action is in apparent protest against the imprisonment of pro-independence politicians in his native Catalonia.

The former FC Barcelona manager has sported the ribbon in Manchester City’s England Premier League matches as well as games in domestic and European cup competitions this season.

He has until March 5 to respond to the charges, an FA statement said on Friday.

It added that the ribbon had breached the FA’s kit and advertising regulations.

In December, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was asked to explain comments he made before the derby match against Manchester City.

The comments had included doubts whether he would be allowed to make political statements like the Spaniard.(Reuters/NAN)

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