Parents, eh? They can be quite the embarrassment sometimes.
Chelsea's Ashley Cole has now joined the infinite list of red-faced sons that also includes Radamel Falcao and Wilson Palacios in the wake of comments made by his mother, Sue Cole, on social network site Facebook.
Mrs. Cole eloquently told friends over the weekend that "'Well looks like his going somewhere better hear than the talk of man u. Not too far on the Euro star" (h/t Daily Mail).
The English left-back's future has been the subject of much gossip these past few months due to the fact his contract comes to an end after this current season.
Chelsea have offered their player a one-year extension, but it was quickly rebuffed by Cole.
It seems now that the financial lure and the prospect of dining in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower has enticed him to join former manager Carlo Ancelotti at the Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG had signed Maxwell to play the defensive role last year, but are now apparently interested in upgrading to a player well renowned as one of the very best in his position.
Former Arsenal and France player Robert Pires had earlier claimed that Cole was perhaps leaning in the favour of moving across the English Channel.
Pires told the French press that "He could say okay to Paris. The plans attract him, I know him well and I'm sure he is interested" (via Sky Sports).
Cole has been the subject of much controversy over the course of his career, most notably for switching Arsenal red for Chelsea blue in 2006.
With the Englishman having won the Champions League last season, it is possible his desire for a change of scenery stems from him having now claimed all of the top honours in the game.
It is also just as likely that Chelsea are not offering a contract extension that matches the player's demands, both in terms of length and amount.
But say what you want about the man; over the past few years he has been one of the few world-class footballers of his nation, and a consistent fixture in defence for club and country.
If he were to move next summer, Chelsea and Mrs. Cole's loss will most definitely be PSG's gain.
What do you think about Mrs. Cole's comments? How would you rate the chances of Ashley moving clubs in the near future?