Not since Lil Kym, Mya, Missy Elliott, Pink and Christina Aguilera joined forces to record an utterly unnecessary remake of Lady Marmalade has such a quintet of divas come together in one place.
Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari sent home.
Forget the cash rows, KPB and Muntari were both sent home ahead of their countries decisive group game with Portugal.
The former for ‘hurling insults’ at coach Kwesi Appiah, the latter for an unprovoked assault on a member of the Ghanaian Football Association – that’s proper stropping.
Greece’s Giannis Maniatis says ‘screw you guys I’m going home’.
So unhappy with the quality of teammate Giorgos Tzavellas’ crosses in training was the Olympiakos man that he was unable to suppress his inner Eric Cartman.
Returning to his room after the row his comments provoked, Maniatis booked himself a flight to Athens, before being talked round by his rather indulgent colleagues.
Ghana’s Michael Essien refuses to take part in a warm up match.
After the expulsion of Boateng and Muntari former two-time Chelsea man Essien pulled what is widely regarded as a ‘sympathy strop’.
Coach Appiah returned after a training game before the Portugal clash to be informed that the bit-part veteran had refused to participate.
Benoit Essou-Ekotto’s Manaus wig out.
“I am a human being and I can get upset just like anyone” was what the Tottenham man offered by way of explanation for his unhinged boncing of Benjamin Moukandjo.
It later transpired it was because the AS Nancy forward had neglected to pass him the ball.
Cesc Fabregas’ bib disappointment.
In a scene reminiscent of numerous strops from the playing out days of childhood, Fabregas was left flabbergasted by Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque’s decision to pass his first team bib to Xabi Alonso in training.
The Chelsea man’s bottom-lip-puffed-out reaction and subsequent cycling off home were captured on Spanish TV.