Talk about a manager who takes pride in being classy on and off the pitch, Pep Guardiola does it better than most. The Catalan tactician is today, already one of the greatest managers in the entire history of football and that fact is one every football fan acknowledges, whether they like the man or not.
Earlier today, during the pre-match press conference ahead of Manchester City's visit to the American Express Stadium where they will be facing Brighton and Hove Albion in their match day 9 fixture of the English Premier League.
For those who haven't heard about this yet. On Tuesday night, after City beat Brugge, a 61-year-old, who is a member of a Belgian City supporters' club, was attacked on his way home from the match at a service station in Drongen while he was trying to retrieve his scarf that had been snatched off him.
In Pep's interview, after wearing that shirt as a show of true class, the Catalan manager had this to say.
"On behalf of all the club and organisation, from our chairman to the last person, we are quite optimistic because the last hours he is getting better and of course he has all support from the club for what he needs," he said."
"We are sending a big hug for him and all his family and we wish he comes back to Etihad Stadium soon to follow us. Hopefully this isn’t going to happen again. It’s difficult to understand why people go to enjoy a football game and this kind of terrible things. I’m pretty sure Club Brugge will do the right investigation on that and they can take the person or the people involved in this.
As the man currently lie in the hospital, stable but in a coma, 5 people have been arrested in connection to the incident. Hopefully justice is found for the family of the victim.
But for Guardiola to do this, on Live TV, it shows that he genuinely cares. A gesture that shows absolute class from the City boss.
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