PEP GUARDIOLA is below investigation by the Spanish police for “riot” in the course of the controversial Catalan referendum, based on experiences in Catalonia.
Spain has undergone a turbulent few months following the autonomous area’s resolution to host a vote for its independence, regardless of being informed to not.
Manchester Metropolis boss Guardiola has all the time been a staunch supporter of Catalonia and was by no means shy to discuss the injustice he felt over the remedy of those that tried to register their vote.
El Nacional reveal he’s amongst a gaggle of names below investigation for “rebelling” in opposition to the federal government after he learn a pro-independence manifesto to supporters throughout a march on June 11.
An official assertion learn: “The manifesto was learn by Josep Guardiola and was achieved so to mobilise all of the supporters of independence.”
The unofficial referendum brought on shockwaves all through Europe as a result of civil unrest it brought on.
Supporters of independence have been violently prevented from casting their vote on October 1 by police ordered by the Spanish authorities who had prohibited the vote, deeming it “unlawful.”
Guardiola’s pro-independence sentiments are well-known and he just lately labelled the jailing of eight deposed members of the Catalan authorities as “scary”.
The 2-time Champions League-winning boss stated on the time that he was “nervous” as a result of “what occurred to them may occur to us for giving an opinion.”
He then urged the Catalan and Spanish leaders to rearrange a gathering the place they may organize one other, definitive, referendum.
The day itself brought on main points on the Spanish soccer calendar, with Barcelona pressured to play their dwelling match in opposition to Las Palmas behind closed doorways.
It led to a Three-Zero victory for the Catalans, however the guests stoked controversy once they performed with shirts bearing the Spanish flag.
Together with Guardiola, the leaders of the assorted pro-independence events are additionally below investigation.