Paolo Di Canio walked into his news conference and erupted, melting the paint off the walls and leaving 20 minutes of glorious rage on the Dictaphone of every reporter present.
He was fed up of players skipping training, he was fed up with handing out fines, he was fed up with the laziness and the abdication of personal responsibility. But most of all, he was fed up with Phil Bardsley.
Pictures of the 28-year-old defender, flat on his back in a casino, covered in bank notes, signaled the end of the ex-Manchester United defender's career at the Stadium of Light.
He hasn't been offloaded yet, but he will surely be out before September.
While the rest of the Sunderland squad traveled to a training camp this week, Bardsley remained in the Northeast, training with the youth team.
We expected plenty of offers . but there has not been a sniff!