Theo Walcott ensured he would never be invited round for supper by any Tottenham Hotspur supporters by taunting them with hand gestures depicting Arsenal's 2-0 lead over their North London rivals in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Most neutrals refuse to begrudge Walcott such a non-offensive, as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger worded it, rebuttal to the away supporters hurling abuse his way - some of which no doubt was certainly far from non-offensive.
The whole incident, however, overshadowed one small but ultimately-vital detail: Theo was being stretchered off the pitch injured at the time.
On Monday, the prognosis was in: Walcott would miss six months of action, and will be out of contention for a place in England's World Cup squad as a result.
And just like that, the last laugh fell to the Tottenham fanbase.
Revenge was sweet for some of the more creative Spurs supporters on Twitter. Here's a collection of some of the stand-out efforts:
— Ian The Yidio (@RealBristolSpur) January 6, 2014
UNLUCKY THEO. Mocking Spurs as he leaves the field, only to find out he'll lose his England place to a Spurs winger at the WC. Priceless. — Spurs Daily (@Spurs_Daily) January 6, 2014
Walcott: "I would say it's a shame about Tottenham, but it's not" Shem: "I would say it's a shame about Walcott, but it's not"
— A Touch of Evil (@Shem_THFC) January 6, 2014
— Fil (@CallMeKalEl) January 6, 2014
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