Steve Smith spent 13 years establishing himself as one of the best players ever to play for the Carolina Panthers before the franchise saw fit to cut ties with the wide receiver prior to the 2014 NFL season.
It is fair to say it hasn't been the most amicable of break ups, from Smith's side at least. The now Baltimore Ravens wideout has already promised "blood and guts everywhere" on his return to his old stomping ground this season, and now, in an extract from NFL Turning Point, the veteran Smith has let the Panthers know exactly what to expect come Week Four.
The comments come approximately one minute into the clip available here and show that Smith, even after having just recorded his first touchdown for his new team, is yet to forgive and forget what happened over the summer.
"Hey, if you (expletive) think I can't play, you're gonna find out in Week 4, (expletive)."
If ever there was someone holding a grudge Smith is that man right now.
Owners not fans
Smith's promise to remind Carolina what they are missing in Week Four would presumably mean a Ravens win over the Panthers, a result that would leave his former team's fan base deflated no doubt.
But whilst Smith undoubtedly still harbours resentment towards his former employers the same cannot be said of the Panthers fans whom he played in front of for so long.
Shortly after being released this offseason the receiver penned an open letter to fans in a local paper as well as personally tracking down an upset fan.
Week Four match up
Steve Smith will welcome his former teammates to the M&T Bank Stadium Sunday September 28 and the match up has already been pencilled in to every Panthers fans diary for months.
These latest comments however ramp up the anticipation even further as fans wait to see how Smith fairs.
With one touchdown for the Ravens already, and two games before that huge match up, it will certainly be interesting to see if Smith can add to his 68 career touchdown total.