Pep Guardiola insists he will not give up wearing the yellow ribbon, as he stands in solidarity with Catalans in prisoner.
The Manchester City manager was fined by The FA for his action, but he remained defiant and wore it at the Carabao Cup final.
Guardiola is sending a message after a Catalonia referendum was deemed illegal, and Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart have both been arrested.
“I accept if I broke the rules. I accept the fine,” Guardiola, who has until March 5 to appeal the charge, told reporters.
“I am a human being and there are four guys in prison plus another guy who is outside Catalonia – if he comes back, he will go to jail.
“They’re being accused of rebelling – to be that you have to have weapons and they don’t have weapons, they have just the votes in the ballots.
“That’s why I said he’s always with me until the last.
“It’s not about politicians, it’s about democracy. Before I’m a manager I’m a human being.
“I think England knows very well what it means. You did Brexit, you let the people have an opinion.
“You allowed Scotland to have a referendum if they’re going to stay or not and after the people vote – that’s what they’re asking [in Catalonia] and they are in jail right now.”