We're having enough verbal jousting this season to fill up a UFC under card but this latest stand off could take things to a new level. It was at first the fans vs Steve Kean, then the media vs the fans, then the Rovers support vs Venky's and now it's Chris Samba vs Venky's.
For those who have been living under a rock for a few weeks the basic story is this - Chris Samba signed a new five year deal back in January on the back of several glowing promises made by Venky's of wonderful financial backing, fancy signings and a bright future at Ewood Park. Twelve months down the line he realises these promises were made on a bed of quick sand (like pretty much everything else the owners say), he's angry, he's rather large and he wants to leave.
After all, he's in his late twenties and in his prime, the big defender probably wants to win some silverware/earn more money. Samba feels slightly betrayed and you can't blame him we all would, we've all been lied to by those rather arrogant, pompous we know best brigade over in Pune so we can feel the pain that he undoubtedly feels.
On one hand we should say fair play to Chris "Kong" Samba. He has come out and backed up precisely what the fans have been screaming from the rooftops for a while and this time the media have to take notice as it's someone from the inside... not a "neanderthal" fan.
But that is where the Samba loving could and should end.
At around 11 o'clock last night when his Sun newspaper article hit the world wide web the man who could have been a huge boon to the real problems at Ewood Park went right ahead and completely lost the moral high ground with one of the most selfish, unprofessional acts in recent memory.
To go to a major national newspaper reiterate his desire for a transfer a short while after officially asking for one and being denied not only reeks of desperation but it showcases a certain lack of respect for those who do still care about him. It gives the controversy hungry media another reason to try and stick the knife into a club that's ripe for stabbing at present.
Yes he's been sold down the river by Venky's like the rest of us and yes he's got every right to feel aggrieved that he bought it like everyone else but he's paid a ridiculous amount of money to play for a club he professes to love AND he's the captain of the side. What sort of example does this set to the players he is charged with leading?
And a full two weeks after claiming "he's always been professional" he does this? Oh dear Chris you've had a shocker.
He's joined William Gallas, Ashley Cole and Carlos Tevez in proving how detached footballers are from modern life.
If we really have to let's dive into the age old footballer related complaints - Samba is a man who is paid £60,000 a week to kick a bag of air around a pitch and live the dream, something that us mere mortal fans could only dream of doing in front of *thousands of people who adore you (*hundreds if you play for Wigan Athletic).
To say things like he can't promise he'll ever give 100% to the Rovers cause again is disgraceful even if the fans themselves were an indirect target of his comments.
Samba did the right thing by asking the club for a transfer but by crying off the a newspaper when he didn't get his way he's not only caused problems for the club but for himself. When he's made to stay, which Venky's will make him do, what sort of reaction will the Rovers fans afford a man who's already told all and sundry he doesn't want to be at Ewood Park?
Lacking in intelligence, common sense and class.
The only good that can come from this is that Chris' outburst further highlights the problems that have been caused at Blackburn by Venky's, the real bad guys in this ever widening drama that lost it's charm a while back.
But aside from that we get another nail in the coffin from captain Samba, we're just waiting for the latest batch of "stomach cramps" to kick in the day before we play Newcastle.