Joey Barton has been a controversial figure at the majority of his professional stops, from Manchester City, to QPR to even his short loan spell in France at Marseille.
While professionally, Barton did just fine at Marseille (on the pitch, mostly, at least), he apparently wasn't incredibly well liked by certain fans.
As far as we can tell, it had little to do with his rubbish French accent.
On Wednesday, the now-QPR man decided to dig up some old "fan" mail and show the world the kind of letters he received. And while the man signed the hate mail and even left his home address after calling him a "b-----d" and a "m----------r," Barton was equally appalled by the man's grammar.
Oh, and he threatened to knife him if he didn't leave France.
A little friendly advice: as soon as you finish your season in your current club, I advice (sic) you to leave France immediately.
In fact, if you're not left France before June 1st, I will come to you specially Marseille smash your head shots baseball bat. And then I will finish and you'll die a knife open mouth once emptied your blood b-----d.
Do you understand? You have until June 1st to leave France and return to your country m----------r."
(Note that the original tweet has been altered to remove the addresses and potentially offensive language)
Barton took it in good stride, channelling his inner Wealdstone Raider (NSFW) to deal with it:
Considering a letter of reply simply saying, 'D'ue Wansum? Cos' if u du I'll give it yeh!'— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 10, 2014