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Pep Guardiola explains why Manchester City fans were wearing red and black scarves against Fulham

Manchester City defeated Fulham 0-2 in their Premier League match at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

There was an unfamiliar look in the stands as supporters were wearing red and black scarves with Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola also carrying one.

Fans came up with the idea of paying tribute in their own way in remembrance of former club secretary Bernard Halford.

Halford sadly lost his life earlier this week at the age of 77 after spending over four decades with City.

City sent 1.400 scarves to Craven Cottage and Fulham put out the scarves on the seats of visiting supporters prior to kick-off.

Guardiola spoke about the ‘respect’ shown from the fans before the match:

“I met him once before he unfortunately passed away. I was just one year old when he started to work at Man City and he explained to me a little bit what Man City was in that period and how absolutely everything changed,” he told Sky Sports.

“This club, the managers and the players, come and go but there are some people who remain for a long, long time. These kind of people built this club and that’s why the respect from our fans today and next Wednesday against Cardiff are going to show his family how much he is appreciated.”

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