As excuses go for being late to training, AC Milan's Italian international Riccardo Montolivo has a good one.
The 29-year-old posted a picture on his Twitter profile just after 10am from inside his car with the road blocked by sheep.
Most of AC Milan and Inter's stars opt to live outside the city in the picturesque Lombardy countryside, but that brings its hazards.
It has been a tough season for Milan, but new boss Clarence Seedorf is much more likely to enjoy a laugh at Montolivo's predicament as things are starting to look up for the Rossoneri.
Seedorf's first game as a coach ended in a 1-0 win over Hellas Verona and last weekend Milan performed a miraculous fightback to come from 1-0 down in the 86th minute to defeat Cagliari 2-1.
The only negative for the new boss was a Coppa Italia defeat at the hands of Udinese, which cut off one possible avenue to Europa League football.
Milan are currently preparing for their home game against Torino on Saturday evening.
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