Joey Barton's move across the channel from Queens Park Rangers to Marseille drew the odd 'an idiot abroad' joke however the Scouser, who has veered into pretentious realms since he signed up to Twitter, may have excelled himself with something more 'Allo 'Allo as he channels the spirit of Steve McClaren with a ridiculous French accent.
Barton made his league debut for Marseille at the weekend
McClaren, you may remember, made a fool of himself when, in one of his first interviews as Dutch club Twente's manager, he sounded like Goldmember.
Barton, accompanied by a wispy moustache, looks every bit the Frenchman in his new surroundings... until he starts speaking. Watch the video for yourself. You expect him to say "Good moaning" and philosophise about seagulls and trawlers.
The 30-year-old did at least have the nerve to acknowledge the lunacy of his effort...