Ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2012 clash between England and Ukraine, BBC Sport's Jonathan Pearce has bowed to pressure from viewers and agreed to try out a new vocal tone for his commentary during the crucial final first round match in Donetsk.
After England fans across the country threatened to "get down on their knees and pray like they'd never prayed before' for England to lose just so they wouldn't be forced to endure his monotonous whine any longer than necessary, Pearce agreed to introduce a second pitch to his speaking voice which will temporarily replace the note slightly above F3 which he has used exclusively since he learned to imitate his grandfather's Puch moped when he was seven years old.
The new note, a potentially far more irritating G#4, has left some viewers wondering if perhaps they should have remained silent on the issue, but is, claims Pearce, 'the only other sound I'm capable of making, unless I sneeze.'
'Of course,' Pearce added, 'I could just leave the commentating duties to Mark Lawrenson."
The head of the England Supporter's Association was sadly unavailable for comment as he was undergoing surgery to remove a pair of knitting needles from his ears.