Well, this is really getting interesting now, with levels of acrimony rising.
Clint Dempsey has taken to Twitter to twist the social media screws just a little on Fulham manager Martin Jol and the West London club, which has thus far refused to allow their Texas-born birdie out of the Craven Cottage nest.
(By the way, has anybody ever considered that perhaps Jol is hacked off because Dempsey has never invited him to go fishing? Someone really should look into that.)
Meanwhile, Dempsey isn’t the only one swinging a Twitter sword. Some smarty pants did the clever this morning with a swell little hashtag, #FreeClintDempsey. And from the clever comes yet more clever. Some examples: