Arian Foster plays in Texas, but on this day he was very, very British.

The Houston running back is notoriously prickly when facing the media. But when he assumed a British accent during an interview Thursday he suddenly morphed into a merry old chap.

Foster did not say why he was going down this path. But he said before taking questions that he'd be using "his best English accent," and he stayed with it.

He broke form just once, to scold a reporter for adding "mate." Foster wanted to be clear he was not in an Australian frame of mine, saying "I'm going for England here, bro."

He ended the short session with: "cheerio" and "lovely day."

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