EFL Cup: See Why Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola May Face Another BAN By English FA

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, could be punished by the Football Association, for arriving Wembley for the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

The FA charged Guardiola on Friday, saying the symbol worn by the former Barcelona boss on his jacket broke its rules.

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

“He has until 6:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Monday 5 March 2018 to respond to the charge,” the FA statement said.

Guardiola, who was born in Catalonia, has previously explained his reasons for wearing the ribbon.

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“I do that because in Spain two specific people who defend something like the vote, something the people in command do not agree (with), are in prison. It’s unfair.

“To make a rebellion on something like that, you have to be something tough to be in prison. And they are still there. So, while they are not out, always here (points to ribbon) will be shared with me.

“Because, OK, they can suspend me for doing that, but the other people are in jail. If they want to suspend me — UEFA, Premier League, FIFA — it’s OK,” he said in December.