It's one of the biggest interview cliches there is... "What would you be if you weren't a footballer?"
Not many players know how to deal it, as they are essentially being asked what they might have dedicated their life to if they didn't spend all of those hours on the training pitch, striving to become a professional. But they did, so...
Peter Crouch famously answered what was previously accepted as the best ever answer to this question when he gave a brutally honest personal evaluation by saying...
But we think he's not got some competition from Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo.
The Inter Milan man is famous for his rash challenges, and his tendency to lose the head while on the pitch, and when he was asked what he would have been if he wasn't a footballer, he was totally honest and claimed that considering where he grew up, he probably would have been an assassin.
If I was not a footballer, I would have become a murderer, an assassin. I lived in a favela which was part of the most dangerous in Brazil. There were there drugs and weapons. I left this life to pursue my dream.
Imagine being the interviewer in that situation?
While most players, at least those from England, generally just mumble something about being a P.E. teacher, Melo wasn't afraid to admit that had he not had football, then he would have been sucked into a life of crime.
Melo also gave us a sneak peak at how he would have operated as an assassin with his red card against Lazio earlier this season:
From bad to worse
Felipe Melo sent off for this Karate Chop on Lukas Biglia pic.twitter.com/EJI9ctAibI
— Marco Messina (@Marcocalcio22) December 20, 2015