HAMER Bouazza's outburst in the Algerian press has undermined his manager and disrespected his teammates.
And for those reasons he should never play for Millwall again.
Debating whether or not the 27-year-old has any genuine grounds for complaint is irrelevant procrastination. The club is in the middle of a relegation battle, and does not need off-the-field distractions to be dealing with. Of any kind.
His interview with Compétition, an Algerian daily football newspaper, was a shameless act of self-indulgence. No good was ever going to come of it.
In fact, it is possible he would have garnered at least some respect had he spoken to a local newspaper and not a media outlet based over 1,500 miles away.
If he was hell-bent on going public with his grievances, he could have at least had the courage to speak-out closer to the source of the problem.
Instead, news of his displeasure filtered through from abroad, and it is possible some of his words were lost in translation, or perhaps taken out of context.
Fans immediately questioned the validity of the quotes attributed to Bouazza, who as a result of this scepticism lost a significant amount of the impact he was surely intending to have.
But his meaning was crystal clear, even if his exact phrasing was not.
He can play for Millwall with his eyes closed. He has nothing to envy within the rest of the squad. These are the opinions of a self-centred, arrogant prima donna who is in serious need of a reality check. And I sincerely hope Kenny Jackett gives him exactly that upon his return from international duty.
But for me, the most astonishing claim made by Bouazza is that he remains a fully-committed "professional".
From that statement alone, I think it's clear that Bouazza is as deluded as we were in thinking his well-documented character issues of the past had been resolved.