Florent Malouda refused to throw a wobbler this past season after being frozen out by Chelsea.
The Daily Mail says he was banished to the academy building after he refused to apologise to Roberto Di Matteo during preseason.
After pulling out of a move to Mexico, Malouda chose to stay with Chelsea.
The club's response was to banish him to the Development Squad in another area of Chelsea's training ground.
His locker was cleared and his car parking space was allocated to another player when he was sent to train with the academy.
Incredibly his attitude has remained first class, passing on tips to some of Chelsea's young players as he saw out the last few months of his contract.
Nathan Ake, George Saville and Todd Kane have all benefited from his advice.