Former AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam has had another suspension expire but don't fear - FIFA suspended him after the AFC suspension and when the new suspension runs out another body will just go and suspend him again and start the process all over again ad infinitum.
When will it end?
The AFC has to give up on its quixotic pursuit of Bin Hammam. The latest instalment being an allegation that documents purporting to show payments from a World Sports Group-related company to Bin Hammam had been stolen and come into the possession of a former AFC employee and close Bin Hammam confidante. Bin Hammam has denied any involvement in the alleged theft.
The fact is Asian football is being highly damaged by this circus, irrespective of whether Bin Hammam has got up to no good or not.
Are we supposed to swallow the fiction that he was the only one at the AFC warranting suspicion for doing something remotely untoward in carrying out his professional duties? That every significant official and staff member under Bin Hammam at the AFC is a cleanskin, always did the right thing and never put a foot wrong? That whatever alleged ethical atrocities took place at the AFC began and ended with Bin Hammam?
The AFC as an organisation over decades incubated this errant culture of kickbacks, favour swapping and palm greasing, not one individual.
Just as other confederations have done and just as FIFA, football's Death Star, has done. Zurich got the party started.
This, sadly, is the business of football. It's dirty, grubby and full of unpleasant people. Just like politics. Bin Hammam's crime seems to be that he got too good at playing the game and was far too ambitious for some people's liking.
Which is not to say that if offences were committed or laws were broken that it's also acceptable for the man to get off scot-free. But the dragnet should be all encompassing.
That means every significant AFC official and staff member from root to branch. The policing and auditing must be applied across the board. Only then can Bin Hammam not insist that he is the subject of a witch-hunt and paying for his temerity in daring to challenge Sepp Blatter. And so far he has good cause to say just that.
The AFC's zeal in wanting to nail Bin Hammam is simply turning him into a political martyr and I'm not sure he's deserving of that status.
Worse, this drawn-out and highly undignified catfight between backroom power brokers is betraying some of the good work he's done in elevating Asian football to where it is today.
As much as some people want to cast aspersions that Bin Hammam was a ruthless nabob who treated the AFC like his personal empire, and as clearly flawed as the organisation is, he turned it into something far more formidable than his predecessor, Peter Velappan, ever did.
So by all means keep digging, AFC, but expand the terms of reference of your investigation. Make it open slather. Allow a public audit. If you won't, then stop now.
Nothing will ever change until the organisation itself has the integrity and courage to open all its locked cupboards.
Not just the one marked "Bin Hammam".