Pep Guardiola will write to The Football Association to explain his reasons for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalonian politicians imprisoned in Spain.
The Manchester City boss defied his FA charge at Wembley on Sunday by again displaying a ribbon, showing the strength of his beliefs and principles – but putting him at risk of further punishment, potentially even a touchline ban.
During his pre-Arsenal press conference today, the proud Catalonian said: “Of course I am going to write a letter and I am going to explain our position.
“I am available for the FA, absolutely, so it is no problem.”
Many City fans wore ribbons at Wembley in support of Guardiola and his cause, and it did not go unnoticed by the manager.
“The feeling to belong to something, I am really grateful for that initiative. They don’t have to do it. It is another country, yet they did that,” Guardiola said.
“That makes me really happy because that makes people understand the situation, what is going on, people in prison in Spain so 100 per cent grateful to them.”
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