That Francis Jeffers has always had a bit of a temper on him.
Who can forget the Merseyside derby from September 1999 when the then-Everton striker dominated Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld in a slapping fight, despite standing nearly a foot smaller than the big Dutchman?
Incidentally, the red card shown to both players left Steve Staunton in goal for Liverpool, and the Irishman produced a truly world-class save that arguably bettered anything Westerveld ever produced.
This morning, he took the unusual step of offering a grovelling televised apology, and it soon became apparent why.
No sooner had Jeffers delivered his mea culpa than manager Brian Laws slapped him on the transfer list, describing the striker's behaviour as "totally unacceptable" and, er, "completely unacceptable". To summarise, it was unacceptable.
Early Doors was going to talk about his long decline, but a little research shows that he was actually never any good.
Take a look at his season-by season club record:
1997/98 Everton 1 game, 0 goals
1998/99 Everton 19 games, 7 goals
1999/00 Everton 28 games, 6 goals
2000/01 Everton 14 games, 7 goals
2001/02 Arsenal 10 games, 2 goals
2002/03 Arsenal 28 games, 6 goals
2003/04 Arsenal/Everton 23 games, 2 goals
2004/05 Charlton 24 games, 5 goals
2005/06 Rangers 14 games, 0 goals
2006/07 Blackburn/Ipswich 24 games, 5 goals
2007/08 Sheff Wed 12 games, 2 goals
2008/09 Sheff Wed 32 games, 3 goals
2009/10 Sheff Wed 5 games, 0 goals
That's right - Jeffers has never scored more than seven goals in a single season. His career goals-to-games ratio is a dismal 0.18.
In fact the only team for whom Jeffers has a decent record is England, for whom he scored on his only outing in that embarrassing 3-1 friendly defeat to Australia in 2003.
But what on earth made Sven-Goran Eriksson pick him in the first place? As baffling England selections go, Jeffers is right up there with Michael Ricketts, Seth Johnson and David Nugent.
And although his record in 2000/01 was not bad, did he really show enough promise for the usually careful Arsene Wenger to blow £8 million on his 'Fox in the Box'?
Come to think of it, why did Charlton shell out £2.6m for him in 2004 after scoring 10 goals in the previous three seasons?
Throughout his career, it seems Jeffers has always been overvalued and the same is true today - Wednesday have put him on their transfer list, and unless they can persuade Sven to give him a second chance with County, they will be lucky to find anyone willing to pay a penny for his 'services'.