Saturday, 17 November 2018

Guardiola pays Catalan pro-independence leader a visit in Barcelona's prison

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola visits the Catalan pro-independence leader in prison in Barcelona. 

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola visits the Catalan pro-independence leader in prison in Barcelona.

Guardiola whom was  fined  by the England FA 20,000 pounds for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned activists who are calling for the region to split from Spain.

 Guardiola, 47, was fined by the FA last season for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan pro-independence leaders Guardiola, 47, was fined by the FA last season for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan pro-independence leaders And the Barca legend used the international break to visit jailed leaders at Lledoners Prison, north-west of Barcelona.

 Jordi Cuixart, a cultural activist facing up to 17 years inside, tweeted after posing for a picture with Guardiola by the doors of the jail.

 Cuixart wrote: “Message from prison. Thank you Pep Guardiola, for showing the prisoners at Lledoners that leadership is also social commitment and solidarity, and for reminding us teamwork has no limits. Infinitely grateful.”

 The City manager also met former Catalan government vice-president Oriol Junqueras, who state prosecutors want locked up for 25 years on a charge of REBELLION.

 Guardiola, a long-time pro- independence supporter, comes from the town of Santpedor, a hotbed of Catalan nationalist support.

 Matters came to a head in October last year when Catalonia held an independence referendum.

 It was declared illegal by the Spanish state and politicians and activists were arrested. Guardiola’s sister Francesca was ordered to stop styling herself as a ‘foreign ambassador’ for her region.

 And Pep admitted this month he feared he could have been jailed himself for his protests. Speaking of the prisoners awaiting trial, he said: “What disappoints me is that these people are still in prison a year later accused of something they didn’t do.

 “If they’re still there, I could be too. There are people who have been wrongly imprisoned for more than a year.

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