Oh, I agree.
When my five-a-side franchise (Dynamo Crouch on a Monday night, Atletico Crouch on a Wednesday night) put in a 'cheeky' bid for Peter Crouch during his time at Southampton, all we got in reply was Rupert Lowe's out of office. Sad times.
This bloke wouldn't speak to anyone for the rest of the day, though. He was entirely serious.