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​FA chief apologises for ribbon slant towards Man City boss Guardiola

The Football Association's CEO Martin Glenn has apologized for some of the comments he made during a discussion about Pep Guardiola's yellow ribbon and whether it broke any FA rules.

Guardiola wore the ribbon in solidarity with the Catalan people, who were attempting to exercise their right to hold a referendum on a split from Spain when they encountered police at various locations.

When attempting to explain the Guardiola situation, Glenn made a comparison between symbols like the Swastika and the Star of David. It is a statement that angered many Jewish groups, who resent a religious symbol being compared to the Swastika.

"I would like to apologise for any offence caused by the examples I gave when referring to political and religious symbols in football, specifically in reference to the Star of David, which is a hugely important symbol to Jewish people all over the world," Glenn said in a statement on Monday.

"I will be speaking with the Jewish Leadership Council and to [anti-racism group] Kick It Out to personally apologise."

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