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​Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing pro-Catalunya yellow ribbon

The Football Association (FA) has charged Manchester City manager over his wearing of a yellow ribbon on the touchline in recent months.

The coach has been wearing the ribbon to show his support of imprisoned activists and politicians who campaigned for Catalan independence.

Guardiola has been a vocal supporter of those locked up in the wake of the referendum in October 2017.

The legality of the ribbon in English football became questionable, as Jose Mourinho asked in a press conference in December whether such a political message should be allowed.

According to law 4.5. of the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB) Laws of the Game, players and coaches are not permitted to wear equipment with “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images”.

And the FA have opted to acknowledge Guardiola’s ribbon as a breach of reguations and will take steps to punish the City coach.

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

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