Dear Special One,
Let's start this off by saying "Whoops!"
On behalf of the not so special British sports media, we'd like to offer you a bit of an apology.
Everyone in sport delights in claiming that the media have a special relationship with you, but I think we can safely say that we've knocked that on the head for now. We're afraid that the apparent sight of you 'storming out of a press conference' was far too juicy an apple, and ALL of us happily took a bite out of it.
Images were beamed around the world of your press conference from Bucharest on Monday in which you gave a long, honest and somewhat tetchy reply to a question about Kevin De Bruyne's exclusion from the squad.
Then, after explaining that his poor recent performances both on the pitch and the training ground were the reason for his omission, you stood up and left with a mumbled "see you tomorrow" as you stormed out the room.
We were - as we say over here - gobsmacked.
We thought that you had - as you might have heard the lads say on the training pitch - thrown your toys out of the pram.
We published the video, wrote up our stories in a suitably shocked and amazed manner, and watched as people lapped up every word. From the lofty heights of the BBC and the Guardian to the gutter-rakers such as the Daily Mail, we all did it. And that includes us right here at Eurosport-Yahoo!
There was only one problem. The whole "storming out" thing was bunkum. Nonsense. Balderdash. Rubbish.
We didn't mean to, but it turns out that - to borrow a phrase you can probably say in four different languages - "we stitched you up like kipper."
On Wednesday morning we received a fuller version of the press conference video (which you can watch above), which has prompted us to put our hands up. As the video shows, it is now clear that you asked Chelsea's press officer Steve Atkins if you could leave just before the now infamous De Bruyne question.
We heard Adkins suggesting you take one more question before the conference moved on to questions for Frank Lampard.
You took the final question. And while you were somewhat abrupt, you had fairly good reason to be so: you obviously needed to get away, and were understandably irked by your zillionth question of the season so far that focused on a guy not in your matchday squad. You didn't raise your voice or throw anything, but you got up and went in no uncertain manner.
What can we say? It seemed like a good story. We like good stories. You know that as well as anyone, and you always do your best to give us a good story.
But Mark Twain's tongue-in-cheek advice to "never let the facts get in the way of a good story" got taken a bit too literally this time. And you've just found out the hard way that even the most special relationship can get tossed out of the window when a good story comes along. Or, as in this case, even if it doesn't.
There's only one thing left to say. Sorry!
You didn't ask for an apology, but you've got one anyway. Hope that's okay.
The British media.