'Stitched' - Gareth Bale responds to Walcott Instagram photo

Gareth Bale feels stitched up after Theo Walcott posted an embarrassing picture of the pair as kids.

Southampton FC have gained a reputation in recent years for being one of the best producers of young talent on the planet. The likes of Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all come through the ranks in recent years. Meanwhile, Arsenal speed-machine Theo Walcott and the world's most expensive player Gareth Bale also came through the Saints academy. In fact, the latter two team-mates growing up - all the way to the Southampton first-team.

And yesterday Walcott, who is quite new to social media, shared a picture on Instagram of him and Bale in training as kids.

Needless to say, like home videos on Boxing Day, this must have been quite embarrassing for the Real Madrid man. And now he has responded to his old friend.

Bale Tweeted his childhood buddy to let him know just what he thought about the Instagram post - suggesting he had perhaps been, a little bit stitched up.

Here is the Tweet in question...

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