Monday, 5 March 2018

FA chief Martin Glenn apologises for 'equating the Star of David to the swastika'



FA chief executive Martin Glenn has apologised for appearing to equate the Star of David to the swastika during criticism of Pep Guardiola's decision to wear a "highly divisive" yellow ribbon.
 
Mr Glenn said he was sorry "for any offence caused" by the examples of "political symbols" he gave when criticising the Manchester City manager's decision to repeatedly wear the ribbon, which is a show of support for pro-independence politicians in his native Catalonia.


The 47-year-old has continued to sport the ribbon despite being charged for doing so after the FA ruled it a breach of kit and advertising rules.


Speaking after a meeting of top football officials in Zurich, Mr Glenn said it was "highly divisive" and attempted to justify the charge against Guardiola by including the Jewish religious symbol and the Nazi icon among a list of "political symbols" that the FA did not want displayed on "football equipment".






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