Premier League

Guardiola uses Man City trophy win to back Catalonia protest

LONDON (AP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola used the platform provided by his first cup success with the English Premier League team on Sunday to criticize the imprisonment of pro-independence Catalan politicians.

Guardiola defied an English Football Association charge for promoting a political message by continuing to wear a yellow ribbon in support of the jailed and exiled politicians during City's victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

"Before I am a manager, I am a human being," Guardiola said after the 3-0 victory at English soccer's national stadium.

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