The former Tottenham man joked when the Everton winger scored against his old club.
Indeed, the former Tottenham left-back, who left after spending many months in the wilderness at White Hart Lane, poked fun at seeing a 'good story' on his TV when Aaron Lennon scored for Everton against the north London side.
Dele Alli later equalised but Assou-Ekotto's joke had already been seen by many as his former club played the Toffees on Sky Sports.
As the goal went in, Assou-Ekotto tweeted 'good story on my TV... LOL.' He later deleted it but posted another follow-up while Tottenham were still losing.
still a good story on my tv lol— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) January 3, 2016
After his former club equalised, the 31-year-old teased fans with the following post:
Naturally, Spurs fans weren't too pleased with the defender's Twitter antics. It was ironic that Lennon's goal prompted his tweet - and probably deliberate - as both were freezed out at Tottenham.
Assou-Ekotto's situation, though, always seemed far more controversial in the eyes of fans.
Here's how some of the Tottenham supporters responded to their former defender on Twitter:
@AssouEkotto Please don't, Benni. Better to just say nothing.— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) January 3, 2016
@AssouEkotto what u doing? Spurs looked after u. They did while u tried— John Morgan (@Jonny_morgs) January 3, 2016
@AssouEkotto Why are you having a dig? You were very well paid to be very average.— Melissa Chappell (@MellyChaps) January 3, 2016
@AssouEkotto Club pays you an above average wage for below average performances for years and that's how repay them. Classless.— Matt Allen (@Mr_Mallen) January 3, 2016
@AssouEkotto 1-1 mate, alli at 19 has had a more meaningful pl career than u x— declan (@dech_97) January 3, 2016
It's safe to say they weren't best pleased!