Liverpool's Didi Hamann was caught up in an unsavoury twitter spat with former Manchester City teammate Joey Barton on Monday night.
As far as Joey Barton goes, no topic is off limits on twitter. Alan Shearer, Mike Ashley, Neil Warnock and even stars of The Only Way Is Essex are among those to feel his wrath, and on Monday night it was the turn of Didi Hamann.
The pair became caught up in a very unsavoury exchange, with Barton bringing up Hamann's former gambling habit and asking if he can 'look himself in the mirror'.
And in a case of not so perfect timing for the retired midfielder, just hours later he was went on as scheduled to host a Twitter webchat through Liverpool's official website, which saw #askdidi trend worldwide.
As you can imagine, it just opened the door for a barrage of questions on Barton. Here is a selection.
#askdidi Would you rather have a drink with Hitler or Joey Barton?
#askDidi why did you get embroiled with Joseph Barton on a public forum. As a mature man you don't need to get involved, let it go.
@rednigerian: How'd it feel to get punked by Barton in front of 250,000+ people
@joshhhayward: Would you consider Barton a close friend
#askdidi why do u get involved with a pathetic loser like barton. The guy is a disgrace to football
#askDidi On a scale of 1 to Robbie Savage, how much of a bellend is Joey Barton?
#askDidi why stoop to the low level of Barton yesterday why didn't you just be the bigger man and ignore the vile creature ?
#askdidi how do you feel about people asking you about the Joey Barton drama right now?
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