Ashley Cole's vulgar criticism of the Football Association has left him facing disciplinary action, and cast a cloud over his expected 100th England appearance this month.
England coach Roy Hodgson, though, sees the defender as an "excellent professional" who remains integral to the team as he prepares to join an elite group of English centurions.
And Hodgson says "we don't have that Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in England like they do in America but in those terms these people are our Hall of Famers and Ashley will join that group."
But Cole is now facing a fine from the FA over an angry Twitter posting.
In response to the judgment in John Terry's racism case on Friday, Cole used crude language to condemn the FA for criticizing his evidence.