With no matchday for Manchester United for over a week, it appears one of their players was getting a little bored.
Yet Phil Jones deciding to run a Twitter question and answer session may not have been his smartest move.
Footballers have frequently fallen foul of such ventures on Twitter, with the social networking site proving the perfect platform for mischievous responses rather than serious questions.
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, ex-Red Stewart Downing, and when at Tottenham, Gareth Bale are among those to see the Q&As backfire.
And perhaps Jones should have sought the views of his teammate, Michael Carrick, who has fallen victim to pranksters on two separate occasions now, while Tom Cleverley even closed his Twitter account due to abuse, not even from a question and answer session.
Jones is well known for the infamous gurns he pulls while playing, which gave fans plenty of ammo, while predictably fans of rival clubs Liverpool and Manchester City piled in.
Here is a selection of the responses Jones received...
#AskPhilJones How you feel when you realize you could have been great if you had signed with Liverpool, instead of turning to average at Utd— PENALTY-FOOL FC (@Himanshu_Lfc) April 15, 2014
#AskPhilJones Before he leaves make sure to ask Vidic on tips for how to get sent off in so many games against Liverpool— tom (@tommob23) April 15, 2014
#AskPhilJones how many pints of strong lager would one need to see David Moyes as a brilliant manager?— Not Really Here (@PMCauthor) April 15, 2014
How does it feel to lose the league to city in the last seconds? Hahahahahaha #AskPhilJones— lukehills (@TheLukeHills) April 15, 2014