Despite ongoing investigation of the English FA FA against him wants Pep Guardiola continue to wear the yellow bow on his clothes, said the coach of Manchester City on Sunday after winning the League Cup (3-0 against Arsenal).
The ribbon is considered a symbol of support for imprisoned or deposed Catalan politicians who are committed to Catalonia’s independence from Spain.
“Before I’m a coach, I’m a human being,” said the 47-year-old. “You know I’ll always wear the yellow ribbon, it’s not about politicians, it’s about democracy, it’s about helping people who did absolutely nothing wrong.”
Possible penalties by the federation he does not care, said the former coach and player of FC Barcelona, which threatens a ban. “I accept whatever they decide to behave in. It’s not disrespect, it’s part of my humanity.”
The FA had previously announced that they determined against the former Bayern coach because of the courtship for a political message. According to the wearing represents a breach of the rules of conduct. The native Catalan Guardiola can comment on the allegation until March 5.
He recently wore the yellow ribbon several times at press conferences and games. At the League Cup final he wore them under his coat.