Rio Ferdinand believes the wider football community is sitting back and having a good old guffaw at England.
Tuesday's shock resignation by Sam Allardyce, after he was found to be negotiating a £400,000 deal in exchange for information of how to bend the FA's transfer rules, has the British football world in a frenzy.
"The rest of the football community around the world will be laughing at us," Ferdinand told BT Sport.
"The England role has become comical. This was a man who was passionate about getting the job. He forced the FA to act.
"Naivety seems to be the word coming up. It's disappointing for English football."