The Daily Mail's Martin Samuel has worked out the chances of getting off an FA charge are the same as calling heads eight times in a row. Yesterday, John Terry failed to do so - and was found guilty of misconduct by football's governing body. Now the Chelsea captain must say sorry.
If he doesn't and continues to pick at this like a "festering sore", it "risks poisoning his entire system. This is known as the Luis Suarez option."
Samuel continues: "What matters from here is that he admits that the events on October 23, 2011, should be nobody's idea of an acceptable exchange in civilised modern society, and apologises. Whatever his explanation, to end up shouting those three words down a football pitch at another human being is a terrible misjudgement."