Peter Odemwingie and the story that unfolded on transfer deadline day is more or less why that particular day is marked on the calendar with such purpose. The amusement at the unfolding story, the vitriol that was growing on the online community towards the player and the stupidity of how far football has fallen away from the norm and into the hands of players.

But it wasn’t the first time that a player took focus away from the other and perhaps more important sideshow, only to have people weigh up what happened and then look back at such an outlandish sequence of events. The Peter Odemwingie saga wasn’t anything new in football, unfortunately.

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