Matt Le Tissier's descent into conspiracy mania is well-documented and much-maligned among the football world. His justification for his tinfoil hat thinking, however, is quite something.
In an interview with The Times this weekend, Le Tissier explained that he has always gone against the tide - and used an example of drinking Malibu and Coke rather than beer as an example of his non-conformist thinking.
The bizarre statement from Le Tissier came among a sad tirade of conspiratorial thinking - but it did at least make his incendiary statements seem even more ridiculous.
Matt Le Tissier: Southampton legend makes ridiculous Malibu and Coke comments
Matt Le Tissier spoke to the Times for their Saturday issue and was, naturally, asked about his unorthodox views on recent political and current events.
We've all seen plenty about Le Tissier's troubling world view, and it simply doesn't warrant reproduction or comment.
What did stand out, however, was his rather bizarre story about his supposed strength of character for drinking Malibu rather than beer. Giving an example of his bravery in standing alone against the crowd, Le Tissier said:
I drink Malibu, something that came in for a lot of criticism in a dressing room full of butch, macho footballers. 'Fourteen points of lager and a Malibu and Coke please.' You have to be quite a strong character.
It's no secret that footballers did, indeed, used to be a tough bunch of lads. Le Tissier played in an era when the likes of Roy Keane and Brian Robson were at the heart of midfield in the best team in the country, giving a flavour of the types of characters of the time.
Nonetheless, the insinuation that Le Tissier's persistence with drinking Malibu and Coke rather than beer justifies some of his non-conformist thinking is...bizarre, to say the least.
Besides, it might just be this author's view - but Malibu and Coke isn't even the tastiest of combinations, if you're going for spirits at the bar.