Pep Guardiola caught out by his double standards over human rights

The Manchester City manager’s support for jailed Catalan leaders does not extend to political prisoners in Abu Dhabi, home of City’s owners

For followers of football who believe in the sport as a force for good the muddles of the Football Association chief executive, Martin Glenn, over Pep Guardiola’s yellow ribbon have made for a somewhat dispiriting fortnight. Glenn, having insisted through the FA’s self-righteous campaign to display the poppy on England shirts that he could negotiate fine distinctions between war remembrance and political symbols, has now revealed profound, brain-fading ignorance of the world outside Wembley.

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