Pep Guardiola charged by Uefa for wearing T-shirt promoting justice campaign for dead journalist

Bayern Munich manager breaks Uefa regulations by wearing garment during press conference

Martyn Ziegler
Wednesday 22 April 2015 21:00
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Pep Guardiola wears the offending T-shirt
Pep Guardiola wears the offending T-shirt

Bayern Munich's boss Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA for wearing a T-shirt promoting a campaign for justice surrounding the death of an Argentine journalist.

Guardiola wore the T-shirt stating "Justica para Topo" at a press conference before the second leg of the Champions League match against Porto.

It relates to a campaign, backed also by Lionel Messi, calling for an investigation into the death of journalist Topo Lopez in a car accident at the World Cup.

His car was reportedly smashed into by a vehicle driven by two suspected criminals, being pursued by the police.

UEFA's regulations prohibit the use of "sporting events for manifestations of a non-sporting nature" and the governing body has charged Guardiola with an "incident of non-sporting nature".

Porto boss Julian Lopetegui has also been charged following his dismissal from the bench during the 6-1 win by Bayern.

The cases will be dealt with by UEFA's disciplinary body on 21 May.

PA

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