Family members of imprisoned Catalan independence leaders have created an emotional video thanking Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for his continued support.
Catalan-born Guardiola repeatedly wore a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan independence and politicians who he believes were wrongfully imprisoned in the aftermath of the failed independence bid.
The former Barcelona coach
Family members of the imprisoned pro-Catalan-independence leaders and campaigners have made a video thanking Pep Guardiola wearing the yellow ribbon pic.twitter.com/XxGd6bLdWe— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) March 19, 2018
Guardiola explained his decision to wear the ribbon to the Independent earlier this month, saying:
FA have published written reasons for Pep Guardiola £20k fine for wearing yellow ribbon. Say @ManCity told them PG supports independent Catalan state. Also FA rejected PG claim he unzipped jacket to show it Wigan 'mistakenly'. Instead say it was ‘an act of defiance’.— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) March 15, 2018
"Many things have happened but it's all because we wanted to vote, because we wanted a legal referendum. The solution is that the state and Catalonia should agree and we can have an agreed referendum. It's as simple as that."
Having grown up in Satpedor, Barcelona, Guardiola has always been passionate about his Catalan heritage and even voted in the October referendum by post.
In December, it was revealed that the Citizens' boss was under investigation by Spanish Police over his involvement with the Catalan referendum - which was condemned as being unpatriotic and illegal by