With Roy Hodgson appearing on the Match of the Day sofa on Saturday evening opposite host and arch-England critic Gary Lineker, it's perhaps understandable that the BBC would try and butter up their reluctant guest a little bit to help put him at ease on the right-hand sofa.
Frankly, however, some of the achievements attributed to the England manager in the MotD captions were nothing short of brazen and outrageous lies, which a Telegraph Sport Twitter follower noticed ...
MotD big Roy Hodgson up a bit too much... pic.twitter.com/513Fa8xnwt— Telegraph Sport (@TelegraphSport) October 5, 2013
We know that our memories are a little checkered and that Hodgson's playing days were slightly before our time, but still -- we don't recall him banging them in willy-nilly post-1992.
Lies, we say! Damned lies!