Fresh from making Serie A history and crafting a heartfelt message to each and every one of his Juventus team-mates, legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon took to Twitter to pen another poem on Monday.
The 38-year-old broke Serie A's record for most minutes without conceding during Sunday's derby with Torino, a streak that would eventually be ended by Andrea Belotti after 974 minutes.
I was 12 when I turned my back on you, denying my past to guarantee you a safe future.
I went with my heart
I went with my instinct
But the day I stopped looking you in the face is also the day that I started to love you
To protect you
To be your first and last line of defence.
I promised myself that I would do everything not to see your face again. Or that I would do it as little as possible. It was painful every time I did, turning round and realising I had disappointed you.
We have always been opposites yet we are complementary, like the sun and the moon. Forced to live side by side without being able to touch. Team-mates for life, a life in which we are denied all contact.
More than 25 years ago I made my vow: I swore to protect you. Look after you. A shield against all your enemies. I’ve always thought about your welfare, putting it first even ahead of my own.
I was 12 when I turned my back on my goal. And I will keep doing it as long as my legs, my head and my heart will allow.
Does anyone else feel short-changed that Jamie Vardy didn't produce something similar after breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy's scoring record earlier this season?