I was listening to a football radio show that I often listen to when I am awake early and was surprised at the stance its presenter made when it came to Ryan Giggs and his accomplishments as a footballer.
Giggs turned forty the other day so the host took a pop at the media that had praised the player for still playing at the top of the game.
His angle was Ryan Giggs may be a good player on the pitch. His off-the-pitch drama, not so good.
He's welcome to his opinion if he were looking at the person. Giggs has brought that all on himself.
What I did roll my eyes to, however, was how the host used Luis Suarez to argue his point.
Yes, Suarez of all people.
When you try and make a point about a player like Giggs and use his home life to attack him and draw Luis Suarez in to counter your defence - you're on to a loser, in my book.
Ryan Giggs is the ultimate pro when contrasted with Suarez.
I don't recall Giggs biting opponents, using racial slurs or throwing his manager under the bus after giving his word he would so something.
When you host a show about football, that's what is should be about.
The media, that had been praising Ryan Giggs, were noting what he has done on the pitch.
I'm not writing this as a fan of Manchester United (I don't support them, anyway), nor am I defending Welsh football, despite being Welsh. I'm doing it because it's absolutely ludicrous to discount Giggs' achievements - and here's those words for one final time - on the pitch.
Here's the part where everything explains itself - the host is a Liverpool supporter. I should have started and ended it there.
It would have nullified his opinion immediately.