The FA’s strict stance on political messages: A review of Pep Guardiola’s yellow ribbon case
Published 11 April 2018 By: John Shea
On 23 February 2018, The Football Association (The FA) confirmed that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, had been charged with misconduct1 after he wore a yellow ribbon during an FA Cup fixture against Wigan. According to The FA, the yellow ribbon constituted a political message and was in breach of The FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations.2
This article reviews the background to the case and decision, specifically looking at:
The relevant regulations
The significance of the yellow ribbon
The factual background
The decision of The FA’s Regulatory Commission
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- Tags: Football | Politics | Spain | The FA | The FA's Kit and Advertising Regulations | The Football Association (FA) | United Kingdom (UK)
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