Express & Star comment: Tell us all the ‘facts’ then, Jonny Evans
Does anything typify the disconnect between modern footballers and the real world than the self-pitying comments spouted by Jonny Evans?
The Baggies skipper was involved in the infamous Barcelona 'taxi cab' incident, which saw he and three teammates break a curfew and, in the eyes of many fans, drag the club's name through the mud.
Yet according to Evans, a lot of 'facts' have been left out of the story so as to make it 'more sensational'.
He even says that he and his fellow players have 'been around for a long time'. "We know that all eyes are on us," Evans says, adding that 'you just have to be a man about it'.
As if things could not get anymore ridiculous, Evans goes on to reassure Albion fans that the players are committed to giving everything to save the club from relegation.
This is the same Albion side that has slumped to five league defeats on the spin and currently sits eight points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League.
How do any of Evans' comments tally up with breaking a club curfew on a trip that was supposedly geared towards building team morale?
Let us not forget that the incident took place ahead of a crucial game, which inevitably, Albion lost.
It is precisely this type of pampered attitude which leaves thousands of genuine football fans shaking their heads in utter despair.
It has been reported that Evans could be in line to leave the club on a cut price deal should the Baggies be relegated.
If he does leave The Hawthorns, he will not be around to witness the disappointment experienced by Albion fans should they start life in the Championship next season.
What makes it worse for them, is that it looks like Wolves and possibly Aston Villa will be heading in the opposite direction.
If Evans believes that facts have been left out of the story, then he is more than welcome to offer up a full version.
The Express & Star would be happy to report his take on the incident.
Surely he is man enough to spill the beans. The fans deserve to know.