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Is Guardiola suggesting Barcelona have an FFP secret?

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Pep Guardiola has fired back at Barcelona’s comments about Manchester City’s UEFA suspension, perhaps suggesting Barcelona has secrets of their own.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has taken a sly dig at Manchester City and UEFA’s Financial Fair Play punishment.

But City manager Pep Guardiola has fired back with a somewhat cryptic message of his own.

The pair’s war of words according to Goal, suggests that people in glass houses should not throw stones.

The row began when Bartomeu thanked UFEA for diligence in implementing the FFP rules.

He said:

“We thank UEFA, who in recent years has been so sure to follow up on Financial Fair Play.”

“At Barca, we have been following it and we have regular investigations or we have meetings at UEFA to explain how we are doing it.”

“From here we want to support UEFA for all the good it does in football.”

Barcelona’s legendary player and manager Pep Guardiola, who also happens to be Manchester City’s current boss has taken exception to the dig.

Guardiola is backing his current employers. Stating he is committed to the cause and believes that they are innocent.

However, he also warns Barcelona about what they say too.

He said:

“If they’re happy that we are suspended I would say to the president of Barca to give us two appeals.”

“I ask right now that the people trust what they (City) have done.”

“Don’t talk too loud, Barcelona, that’s my advice, because everybody is involved in situations.”

Does Pep know something about Barcelona’s financials that UEFA and the rest of us don’t?