He's been rustled!
There was a time when Samuel Eto'o was one of the best strikers on the planet and Lionel Messi lived in his shadow. Sadly, these days he's bit of a ageing journeyman who goes from club to club earning a nice wage and sometimes he even scores a couple of goals.
The peril of being a journeyman is that you have to say goodbye to every club you join. However, Eto'o has found an ingenious way of saving time and tugging on the heartstrings of unsuspecting fans. After he left Everton, the 34-year-old posted a lovely message to all the Toffees fans before he moved on to Serie A side Sampdoria.
With Eto'o now leaving the Italian side to join up with former Barcelona team-mate Ronaldinho at Turkish side Antalyaspor, the Cameroonian once again wrote a 'special' message for Sampdoria fans.
However, like a best-man trying to write his speech, he decided he was better off just copy and pasting an old message and changing a few words.
We've decided to break down Eto'o's amazing message to give you an insight into what he really means.
** Dear *NAME OF CLUB*
I've been blessed to spend these past few months with you. (My bank manager really liked you, but he'll like the new guys more)
To my pleasure, I have discovered here a crowd of warm, passionate, affectionate and supportive fans... It's time for me to leave, but wherever I go, I will always remember what it is to be in a place where football is not only a passion but a way to keep a family together. (I like playing football, just not for your team.)
A BIG "Thank You"(For paying me so much money)
It was an honour to be part of your army.(I played eight times and scored one goal...)
You will always be in my heart.(Until I leave you in four months for another club)
Samuel Eto’o **
Oh Samuel, you've been rustled!