FA HITS PEP GUARDIOLA £20,000 FINE OVER YELLOW RIBBON

FA HITS PEP GUARDIOLA £20,000 FINE OVER YELLOW RIBBON

Having admitted a charge of wearing a political message, Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 for wearing a yellow ribbon on the touchline, the Football Association has announced.

The Manchester City manager has also been warned as to his future conduct by the governing body.

Guardiola has argued wearing the symbol, in support of imprisoned politicians in Catalonia, is not political but has accepted it is in breach of the FA’s kit and advertising regulations.

He failed to offer apologies for his action but remarked that he would stop wearing the yellow ribbon during domestic matches.