Steven Caulker joked he was stitched up by his own club when it came to the infamous QPR initiation song.

Like everyone else new at Rangers, the defender was required to stand up and let rip in front of his team-mates.

After the £8m man opened his lungs on City High’s, What Would You Do? it got posted on Twitter by an Rs media officer.

But the bloke alongside him in the Rs defence got off scot-free when it came to social media.

Rio Ferdinand in action

A highly contentious offering from Rio Ferdinand, ‘he spoke it', reckoned Joey Barton, was whipped off the web quicker than you can say ‘delete’ to leave Caulker’s corker up there for the world to, ahem, enjoy.

The original here will offer a flavour of the Caulker copy.

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“It went viral,” said Caulker, “and I’ve got one of the media men to thank for that. And the media man cut his (Ferdinand) and put mine up. He owes me one after that.”

But while Caulker might have hands over ears at Ferdinand’s singing, the ex-Cardiff player is hanging off every word his partner has to say on pitch and training ground.

“Rio and Ledley King were my two idols growing up,” said the Feltham born-and-bred centre back.

“Rio’s always instructing and telling me this and that. He’s got very high standards, and his composure is somebody I want to mould my game around.”

Talking of owing, the squad owes a couple of senior players, one understood to be Barton, for ditching the contentious 3-5-2 formation that saw Rs concede five, scoring none with two defeats before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sunderland.

Caulker was a happier man for it.

He added: “A few of the boys have a good relationship with the manager. I’m not sure what was said, but the gaffer’s said he’s going to change it. He’s the man who made the decisions and we go by it.

“We were more solid with four at the back against training. I missed training the day before the game, and I got cramp early on but just dug deep. The spirit around me made it hard to come off.”