World News – GB – Guardiola defends Aguero over his contact with Sian Massey


Pep Guardiola defended striker Sergio Aguero after being criticized for putting his arm on the shoulder of assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis

Aguero, making his first appearance since June after a knee injury, challenged a throw-in to him early in the second half of Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday

After discussing her case with Massey-Ellis, Aguero then put his arm around her shoulder as she began to walk away – actions that garnered attention on social media and drove her former teammate Micah Richards to say on Sky Sports that Aguero should « know better »

According to rules introduced in 2016, players can be warned or sent off for touching match officials depending on the nature of the incident, but Aguero’s actions have gone unpunished

During his post-match press conference, Guardiola said: « Come on guys Sergio is the nicest person I have ever met in my life Look for trouble in other situations, not in this one « 

Aguero, who was instrumental in setting up Raheem Sterling’s decisive 23rd-minute goal, was substituted after 65 minutes of his return

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Sergio Agüero, Pep Guardiola, Sian Massey-Ellis, Manchester City FC, Raheem Sterling

World news – GB – Guardiola defends Aguero for contact with Sian Massey


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