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Manchester City, Pep Guardiola: The underlying hypocrisy that risks Pep’s no.1 relationship

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AS the coach whose tactics revolutionized football, Pep Guardiola has little regard for convention.

So any notion that politics should be distinct from sports is alien to the Manchester City manager, who is incensed by the treatment of the Catalan independence movement. It’s why a yellow ribbon has been attached to Guardiola’s clothing on the touchline and in media appearances since the region’s thwarted attempt in October to split from Spain.

Guardiola is a Catalan sporting icon, a status achieved by transforming Barcelona’s soccer team into a revered, all-conquering trophy machine during a 2008-12 managerial reign that become synonymous with quick-passing tiki-taka tactics.

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola wears a yellow ribbon on his jumper during the celebrations after his side won the English League Cup Final
Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola wears a yellow ribbon on his jumper during the celebrations after his side won the English League Cup FinalSource: AP
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Despite now living in England, trying to usurp Barcelona on the football stage, Guardiola’s affection for Catalonia still burns brightly. Especially, in his view, when Catalonia’s aspirations are being subjugated by the Spanish government.

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Two Man Utd stars 'training in bubble' ahead of transfers as second Jadon Sancho bid eyed

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Manchester United are looking to offload several players before the transfer window closes on October 5.

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Neymar racist insult video, PSG vs Marseille, Hiroki Sakai

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Spanish Radio station Cadena SER claims to have acquired footage of Neymar racially abusing Japanese rightback Hiroki Sakai, as the ugly fallout from a Ligue 1 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille rolls on.

Earlier this month, Marseille claimed to have footage of the incident after the Brazilian levelled allegations of racist abuse against Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez.

A source close to the club told AFP Marseille had evidence of the Brazil forward making the comments on two occasions, and Cadena SER has released footage of Neymar and Sakai clashing. The video is subtitlted with “Chino de mierda” (Chinese s**t) and “puta liga” (whore’s league).

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EPL news, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Fulham, Fox Football Podcast, Scott Miller

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Former Newcastle Jets manager Scott Miller has recalled how he was left in awe by Cristiano Ronaldo’s insane regime on a visit to Real Madrid’s training ground once.

Miller, who is a coach in the NPL in Melbourne, used to be involved in a coaching capacity at Premier League side Fulham and was asked to join new signing Mahamadou Diarra in Spain to do some training while the Malian player was at the west London club.

He retold the story to Adam Peacock on the Fox Football Podcast about how an early-morning arrival one day meant he managed to run into the former Real Madrid icon and see his dedication to his fitness first hand.

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