With Ashley Cole's wonderfully awkward Roma team photo doing the viral rounds earlier in the week, it didn't take the internet long to respond in customary style: by photoshopping him into a variety of hilarious different situations, thus spawning the "lurking Ashley Cole" meme.
Here's a small selection of our favourites.
Too funny!! �� pic.twitter.com/YYmvcAS9Ql- Goonerette Walton (@CEYD4) July 30, 2014
To be fair, the man himself greeted the vast avalanche of "lurking Ashleys" with good grace, retweeting a couple of his favorites to show his appreciation.
Good on him!