As if having to play for Rovers wasn't embarrassing enough, Paul Robinson, Jason Roberts and others star in perhaps the most cringeworthy football-related ad since Ryan Giggs pretended to like Quorn. The spot, for Venky's (the Indian chicken company that owns the club), sees the squad fighting over a plate of chicken before a match. While few football fans will be surprised that David Dunn looks at home stuffing food down his throat, the performances turned in by the other "stars" make Luis Figo's acting in those Just for Men ads appear positively Oscar-winning. For Michel Salgado, in particular, it's a long way from playing for Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
If you've ever wondered why more footballers haven't followed Eric Cantona in making the leap from the Premier League to Hollywood, Blackburn Rovers' squad this week provide an answer.