Paul Ince the Blackburn Rovers manager, and the first black Briton to become a Premier League manager, is this morning being tipped to become the first black British PL manager to be sacked.
It's another notable distinction for Ince, who had a glittering playing career with West Ham, Manchester United and Inter Milan, and started his coaching career at MK Dons. He took on the Blackburn role in the summer when Mark Hughes jumped ship, and went to Manchester City.
Since then, Ince's team have won only three League games, and have lost the last six times they've played. Fans at Ewood Park have become restless, but are eager to point out that they are only judging Ince on his managerial ability, or lack of it, rather than the colour of his skin.
Only last week, another ex-Manchester United old boy, Roy Keane, resigned as Sunderland boss, and Ince has now become the second former Red to bite the dust.
Ince, who was despised in Italy because of the whiteness of his teeth, had a very successful period of management with Milton Keynes Dons in League Two last season, but that is, after all, League Two, isn't it?
None of this has anything to do with the fact that he is black, but the story sells itself much more easily that way, and the Press, once they get onto this story, will dress it up as has been described above.