6 of the most craziest off-the-pitch incidents from this transfer window
When the transfer window opens, the players usually head out for a retreat after the gruelling weeks of top flight football. But the buzz remains in tact. The reins of entertainment are taken over by the fanboys and the media who keep outdoing themselves with the outrageous and the unthinkable. (Lads! Lads! Lads! Lads!)
When the footballers return, they walk into a raving mad world. However, we'll forever be grateful for all the banter on offer.
And the madness is there for everyone to see.
Here is a list of six of the craziest things that have happened off the pitch over the course of this summer.
#1 Granit Xhaka receives death threats
Arsene Wenger's plans for Arsenal are becoming exponentially indecipherable by the day. They started the season with a 4-3 win over Leicester and the fans urged the club to provide their defenders with some nutrition. Over the course of the next two weeks, it became clear that it was not just the defence that was a pile of pants, but, um, just the entire team. And quite a few did stick out like sore thumbs. And Granit Xhaka was one of them.
In their embarrassing debacle at Anfield that saw the Gunners getting decimated by Liverpool, Xhaka had the gall to try to pull off the extravagant. His, now famous, back heel pass inside his own box and absolute inability to find a player wearing his own colour have made the Gooners' hackles rise.
Spurred on by their collective allergy of Arsene Wenger, the fans unleashed a wave of Achmedesque-I-kill-you hatred on Granit Xhaka's Instagram handle. And Xhaka has had to disable the comments on his page with trembling hands.
If the wax on offer on Arsenal Fan TV is anything to go by, he should wear a burqa the next time he steps out in public.