Watch as former Man City kitman recites poem to Pablo Zabaleta
It's not often that you watch a grown man deliver an ode to another grown man.
But trust the good fellows at Manchester City to get the ball rolling - on video.
Former City kitman Les "Chappy" Chapman turned presenter on City TV and marked the special occasion with a poem - delivered face-to-face to City hard man Pablo Zabaleta.
The magic begins at the 5.14 mark.
A battler, a warrior, in a war of attrition
That's Zabaleta, a man on a mission.
He's hard, he's mean, he's up for a fight,
daytime match or late into the night.
So beware you wide men, you are going to get whacked
90mins of aggro and that's a fact.
World cup finalist, Premier League winner,
A man who eats house bricks for his dinner.
A team man, a leader, a role model too.
.............., you'll need the loo.
But for all he is a terrific lad,
even his bald patch is not so bad.
A great pro any team would love,
Sent to City by the man above.
Although we couldn't quite make out what he said after declaring Zabaleta a role model, we're still smiling at the heartfelt ode.
One question though, Chappy.
Since you acknowledged Zabaleta is a hard man, why on earth would you poke fun at his bald patch?
Threading a fine line there.