Pep Guardiola has been accused of "disrespecting" FA Cup final tradition
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Pep Guardiola has been accused of disrespecting an FA Cup final tradition by furious fans online.
The Catalan has led City to an FA Cup final for the second time, with his first outing a 6-0 hammering of Watford in the 201819 season.
This time,the Wembley showpiece comes against rivals Manchester United in the first ever final meeting between the two.
City have won the Premier League for a third consecutive season and are hoping to add both the FA Cup and Champions League to complete a historic treble in the coming weeks.
But Guardiola has come under fire from some for his choice of attire. The 52-year-old has a relaxed, casual approach to his clothes and sported a khaki Puma hoodie while standing the national anthem at Wembley.
Of course managers typically wear a suit for the FA Cup final and it was a tradition Erik ten Hag adhered to with his navy Paul Smith garms and trainers despite normally dressing down.
United players also had matching suits whereas City wore their contractually obliged DSquared clobber upon arrival.
And plenty of supporters fumed at Guardiola for not following his opposite number in wearing a suit.
One commented: "I hate that Pep and City don’t take the pre FA Cup fits seriously. See the United players all in suits! I know it doesn’t really matter but it’s what makes the FA Cup what it is!"
A second said: Put a f***ing Suit on Pep it’s an FA Cup Final."
A third tweeted: "Erik wearing a suit and Pep has turned up in a hoodie just hand us the trophy now."
Another wrote: "Wenger and Fergie days! Everyone will be in full suits! Just watch Pep come out with a hoodie for the anthem and pre game handshakes."
A fifth weighed in: "No way Pep is wearing a hoodie for the FA Cup final. Bring back the suits for cup finals."
A final user agreed: "There's something I dislike about pep wearing a hoodie and jeans to the fa cup final at Wembley. Should be a full suit like Ten Hag."
Guardiola took his hoodie off to unveil a black t-shirt in the sweltering London heat, while Ten Hag removed his jacket and tie as one would do after a few drinks at a wedding reception.
City went 1-0 up in rapid fashion, with Ilkay Gundogan scoring the fastest goal in FA Cup final history after just 13 seconds.