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Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon when City face Basel
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Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon when City face Basel

  Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he will wear the yellow ribbon on the touchline again as City welcome Basel in the second leg of their Round of 16 UEFA Champions League encounter on Wednesday. Guardiola accepted a charge by the FA on Monday for wearing the ribbon in his sides shock 1 nil defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup. The ribbon worn in support of imprisoned politicians in Catalonia is prohibited by the FA during matches due to the political symbol it represents. However, the gesture is permitted by UEFA, and whilst wearing the ribbon in the course of his pre-match news conference, Guardiola said: "The FA have rules. They apply them, I accept them. I have to. That doesn't mean I have to agree." READ: Ramires expresses desire to return to Chelsea, dismisses Inter rumo...
FA charge Guardiola for wearing ribbon in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians
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FA charge Guardiola for wearing ribbon in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians

  Reports have confirmed that Man City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the FA for wearing a political message in the mold of a yellow ribbon. The FA disclosed in a statement released, that the yellow ribbon which was worn by the City manager on his jacket was to show support to the imprisoned Catalan politicians, which was a breach of its kit and advertising regulations. Guardiola has been given a deadline of 6 pm on Monday, March 5 to respond to the charge. The Spanish manager was seen wearing the ribbon during his press conference at the City football academy on Friday. CHECK OUT OUR FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Meanwhile, while political messages have been banned around football games for years, UEFA adjusted their rules this season to only affect offensi...