Fabian Delph is braver than many give him credit for.
The England international has been the subject of a torrent of online abuse after leaving Aston Villa for Manchester City, with fans of the Midlands club feeling it justified after the way he mishandled the transfer.
Despite this, Delph was one of the Manchester City players to put himself forward for a 'mean tweets' video produced by the club's media department as part of their online advent calendar.
Delph joined Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, Eliaquim Mangala and Bacary Sagna in reading aloud abusive messages from fans - and also raising awareness for online protection agency CEOP.
Messages from Aston Villa fans were not obviously produced, instead Delph's mickey taking centred on his gravelly voice.
One tweet read: "Fabian Delph sounds like he smokes 40 a day and owns a dog track in Huddersfield."
Delph's instant response...: "I wouldn't own it in Huddersfield, it'd be Leeds."
He may be a millionaire competing in the Champions League, but it is refreshing to see Delph has not forgotten his roots.
The midfielder began his career in Leeds United's academy, with little regard for rivals Huddersfield, rising through the ranks and was only sold on with the club languishing outside the Premier League and struggling financially.
Years on not a great deal has changed for the Whites, but if they could get back on their feet then in future seasons it is not out of the question that they could convince the midfielder to finish his career at the club.
Watch the full video below...