Pep defends Aguero after ref incident


Manchester City Pep Guardiola has defended the incident involving striker Sergio Aguero and assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis.

During the first half of City's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday, the Argentine striker was pictured placing on the assistant's shoulder after his disagreed with her decision.

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Aguero received wide-spread criticism on social media following the incident but Guardiola was quick to defend his star striker.

"Come on guys," Guardiola said after the match, as per Sky Sports.

"Sergio is the nicest person I ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations not in this one."

Former City defender Micah Richards says Aguero should have known better.

"I just think he didn't mean to do it really," Richards said. "You've got to respect the officials. I think she deals with the situation really well. He'll know better than that.

"I don't think we need to go over the top on it. He knows not to be touching the officials, it doesn't look good.

"It's just not a good look. We don't need to do that, you start going down a road you don't want to go down - he should know better than that."

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