Connect with us

AFP

Pro-Catalonia Guardiola linked to independence probe


London (AFP) – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Friday he will wait to “see what happens” following reports he has been named in a Spanish police investigation into the Catalonia independence crisis.

Catalan-born Guardiola has previously voiced his support for imprisoned Catalan politicians and for the past two months has worn a yellow ribbon to highlight their plight.

Asked if he was concerned about being named in an investigation, the City manager said: “We will see what happens.”

Catalonia’s separatists won an overall majority on Thursday in regional elections called by Spain’s government.

Guardiola, who defended Catalan citizens’ right to vote in the October referendum that was declared illegal by Spain, hopes this can pave the way to a better future.

“The most important thing is a lot of people voted, I think more than 81 per cent, so it’s really amazing,” he said.

“Now the rest of Spain must try to understand the reality that, yesterday, Catalonia showed clearly what it wants. Yesterday was a legal election and the people of Catalonia, with the vote, expressed what they are.

“What I want is the people who are still in jail to go out as soon as possible because it’s not fair, and the politicians can start to make politics. So, please, start to talk.

“Forget about the judges and try to do the best for Catalonia and Spain. That is what everybody wants.”

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in AFP

Translate »