Pep Guardiola charged for T-shirt supporting dead Argentine journalist

Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

UEFA has charged Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a T-shirt in support of a campaign to investigate the death of an Argentine journalist, the governing body announced.

At a Champions League press conference Tuesday, Guardiola wore a shirt with the message "#JusticiaParaTopo," referring to Jorge "Topo" Lopez, who died in a car crash during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

UEFA's handbook outlaws the use of "sporting events for manifestations of a non-sporting nature."

Lopez's death was ruled an accident but has come under suspicion, prompting a campaign to investigate the incident.

• LYTTLETON: Champions Leauge: Bayern Munich blitzes Porto; Barcelona finishes PSG

The case will be addressed by UEFA's disciplinary body on May 21.

Bayern Munich beat Porto 6-1 Tuesday to advance to the Champions League semifinals.

- Alex Putterman

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.