Sylvain Distin has announced his retirement from international football by taking to Twitter to make his feelings known.
The Frenchman, who has not been capped by his country, clearly felt that the time was right to announce that he would not be making himself available in future.
At 36, he probably quite rightly surmised that he wouldn’t ever get the call, and in a perfect act of self deprecation Tweeted his intentions to retire.
I m retiring from France team. It was a wonderful experience and after a record of #0 cap it's time to say goodbye and focus on my club 😜
— Sylvain Distin (@sylvaind15tin) May 14, 2014