Patrice Evra has launched a remarkable attack on Christophe Dugarry, suggesting in graphic terms that the former France international benefited during his playing days from his friendship with Zinedine Zidane.
The Marseille defender sat down for an interview with his former France team-mate William Gallas on SFR Sport and launched into a bizarre rant about Dugarry - who is also an SFR pundit - referring to him only as 'Duarig'.
Gallas did not appear to know who Evra was referring to, but the 35-year-old continued in an apparent response to criticism of his form since returning to Ligue 1 from Juventus in January.
Throughout his playing career, Dugarry was accused of receiving favourable treatment with the national team over more talented players because of his relationship with Zidane, which stretches back to their emergence together at Bordeaux.
"My brother told me, you have to take care of 'Duarig'," Evra said. "He works with you, Duarig? You know who I'm talking about, but do not say his real name." Pointing to the assembled camera crew, he adds: "You will understand."
"Duarig, if he has a problem with me, let him come to Marseille," Evra continued. "We will talk about it, we'll discuss it, no worries. I respect him, [he's a] world champion, European champion.
"But I think he is the only person in the world who knows the number of pubic hairs that Zidane has on his family jewels."