Pep Responds To City Pitch Invasion
Pep Guardiola Responds To Manchester City Pitch Invasion
Hundreds of elated supporters invaded the pitch at Etihad Stadium after Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Swansea on Sunday, and Pep Guardiola has now responded to the usually frowned-upon celebrations.
Click through the gallery above to see some images of City's pitch invasion on Sunday evening!
The English Football Association may take action against this season's already-crowned Premier League champions after their supporters stormed the pitch on Sunday, following their drubbing of the Swans.
After Wigan knocked the Citizens out of the FA Cup earlier in this campaign, their fans also took to the field in a good-natured manner to celebrate with the team, but the FA charged the Championship club for the incident, which has led to many believing City will be punished too.
Guardiola has since insisted he will not say a bad thing about City supporters invading the pitch as it shows their jubilation and happiness for the team.
"No problem. Football is an emotional game," he said, according to the Daily Mail.
"It is better they stay where they should stay, but I'm not going to tell them 'don't do that'.
"If they are happy, I like them to be close with the team. They show how happy they are and that is the most beautiful thing we can live as professionals, as a manager and football players.
"Just arriving on the bus, the way people look at us and celebrate in the stadium and jump. I'm sorry, that's good. It's time to celebrate. I'm not going to tell anybody 'don't enjoy it'."
City will officially lift the EPL trophy after their clash with Huddersfield on 6 May.
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