A large segment of Pep's post match presser after beating Arsenal in yesterday's League Cup Final was dedicated to a passionate speech on the subject of humanity and justice. He held forth on his respect for human values, and in particular democracy in Catalunya. But he showed his awareness of wider political issues, and even mentioned the freedom Britons enjoyed to vote on the questions of Brexit and Scottish Independence. Pep vowed to continue wearing his yellow ribbon despite being handed an FA charge (against wearing overt political symbols). He made the point that a form of internment without trial (preventative imprisonment) has taken place in Catalunya, where people have been imprisoned without court, without judgements, by Spanish authorities (And although I am not well versed in Spanish politics, I have no reason to doubt the truth of these assertions, and his genuine feelings regarding these topics). Pep spoke (in English and in Spanish) about the need to respect diverse opinions. "I have empathy with people who have no freedom. Anyone can be in that situation". As described in many other contributions, Pep's brother is tied into the ownership of Girona, where the Guardiola family is shown in entanglement with the business affairs of the Abu Dhabi owners of City. Surely the blatant hypocricy of a UAR well-connected high profile employee moralising about freedom and justice (a country with a terrible human rights record, in particular relating to the treatment of migrant workers) could not be allowed to stand unchallenged? A journalist asked - "But Pep; you talk a lot about politics there. You talk a lot about freedom. You talk a lot about Sheik Mansour. Sheik Mansour is a leader in the UAR, which is criticised for not recognising freedoms and the right to protest. How do you reconcile that?" Pep answered - "Every country decides the way (they) want to live for themselves. And if (they) decide to live (that way) themselves, it is what it is. I am in a country in which democracy is installed since years ago and I try to protect that situation". So are we satisfied with that response? Do we agree that that's fine then? The Mansours of this world didn't get rich at the expence of others, they are not corrupt and disrespect the rights and freedoms of others? The people of the Middle East who have suffered at their hands have only themselves to blame? Or is Pep Guardiola the hypocrite of all hypocrites? And what will the FA do now that he has called their bluff and rejected their charge head-on? Answers on a postcard, please.