Sheffield United were 3-0 up and coasting towards the top of the Championship until three goals from the 82nd minute onwards earned Aston Villa a point in front of their own fans.
The result kept the Blades in third position, but moved them 17 points clear of 16th-place Sheffield Wednesday, who do have two games in hand.
Nevertheless, some of a Sheffield United persuasion could not resist the urge to bite after Bullen tweeted - and subsequently deleted - a message containing only a tick:
******* bald jock ******* hope you choke on ur haggis after playing ur bag pipes in your skirt you clown
get signing on pig.— Brian Fairclough (@BrianFaircloug8) February 8, 2019
Is that the highlight of your season, Lee? Have to shout up a little bit cus can't hear you from all the way down there ⬇️— Blades Mad (@Blades_Mad) February 8, 2019
mind the gap ya bald **** x
Just googled Lee Bullen and apparently he used to be a lower league footballer.. who knew?— Neil Peter (@Neil1889) February 8, 2019
Big Brucey will **** the failure off soon
Yeah we were 3.0 up and ****** it up, when was the last time you tramps were 3.0 up away from home, btw I'm sure Chris will use this to gee up the lads, not that we need it against you gimps.
Soppy ****! Get a life you are a grown man ffs!
Sad ******* you're still **** and we're still in the play offs
Nearly as funny as getting ****** 4-2 at home on sky against your rivals you called ‘pub team’ for a whole 5 years
Embarrassing!— Sam Blackburn (@SamBlackburn84) February 8, 2019
It is not the first time that Bullen appears to have gone fishing in Sheffield United waters.
Asked about Billy Sharp's comments on wanting Sheffield Wednesday to lose in the 2017 play-offs, so that the Blades could beat them twice the following season, the former Owls captain replied: 'Who?'
But Bullen will be all too aware of Sharp now, after the Sheffield United striker scored his 20th, 21st and 22nd goals of the season against Aston Villa.