Who wouldn't want to be covered in paint? Apparently not Frank Lampard.
Lampard, you see, was left out of Chelsea's photoshoot for next season's kit. But according to the agent of the English midfielder, that has nothing to do with the fact that Lampard's contract is set to expire in the summer.
Nope. It was all about the paint. Rather, not being covered in the stuff.
"I wouldn’t have allowed Frank to take part in any case," agent Steve Kutner said (via Daily Mail). Covering him in paint would have been demeaning."
If you say so, Steve. That story leads this Tuesday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, which also includes updates on Wayne Rooney, Thiago Silva and more.
Keep reading for all the paint-covered details.