PEP GUARDIOLA has gone to jail — to satisfy prisoners who need independence for Catalonia.
The Manchester Metropolis boss was fined £20,000 by the FA in March for sporting a yellow ribbon in help of imprisoned activists who’re calling for the area to separate from Spain.
And the Barca legend used the worldwide break to go to jailed leaders at Lledoners Jail, north-west of Barcelona.
Jordi Cuixart, a cultural activist going through as much as 17 years inside, tweeted after posing for an image with Guardiola by the doorways of the jail.
Cuixart wrote: “Message from jail. Thanks Pep Guardiola, for exhibiting the prisoners at Lledoners that management can be social dedication and solidarity, and for reminding us teamwork has no limits. Infinitely grateful.”
The Metropolis supervisor additionally met former Catalan authorities vice-president Oriol Junqueras, who state prosecutors need locked up for 25 years on a cost of REBELLION.
Guardiola, a long-time pro- independence supporter, comes from the city of Santpedor, a hotbed of Catalan nationalist help.
Issues got here to a head in October final 12 months when Catalonia held an independence referendum. It was declared unlawful by the Spanish state and politicians and activists have been arrested.
Guardiola’s sister Francesca was ordered to cease styling herself as a ‘overseas ambassador’ for her area.
And Pep admitted this month he feared he may have been jailed himself for his protests.
Talking of the prisoners awaiting trial, he stated: “What disappoints me is that these persons are nonetheless in jail a 12 months later accused of one thing they didn’t do.
“In the event that they’re nonetheless there, I might be too. There are individuals who have been wrongly imprisoned for greater than a 12 months. That’s why I help them with the ribbon.”