Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has been charged by the Soccer Affiliation for “sporting a political message, particularly a yellow ribbon”.
He breached the FA’s equipment and promoting rules, the governing physique mentioned.
Guardiola mentioned in November he wears the ribbon to assist imprisoned politicians in his native Catalonia.
The ex-Barcelona and Spain midfielder has till 18:00 GMT on Monday, 5 March to reply to the cost.
The FA had spoken to Guardiola concerning the challenge in mid-December and two formal warnings have been given which have been ignored.
The cost was then triggered when he once more wore it pitchside – he’s free to put on it elsewhere – throughout Metropolis’s shock FA Cup loss in opposition to Wigan on Monday.
Two key members of the Catalan independence motion have been held with out bail after an independence vote in October, which the Madrid authorities deemed unlawful.
Guardiola had mentioned in November: “If in the future in jail was already an excessive amount of, look what number of days they’ve been there now.
“Like all people is aware of, hopefully eventually I can cease sporting it.
“All of the politicians which are in jail, I hope they will go away and return house quickly with their households and proceed residing the lives they deserve.”