Twitter Q&A sessions are always a risky business.
Respected Premier League stars such as Michael Carrick, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil have received something of a mixed bag of questions when taking to the platform in recent years, with fans unable to resist the opportunity to line up jokes at their expense.
It is perhaps not surprising, then, that a Q&A on Wednesday involving a man with a significantly more mixed record of success in the English top flight of late did not quite go to plan.
The makers of the Football Manager video game lined up Tim Sherwood, the former manager of Tottenham and Aston Villa now in a director of football role at Swindon Town, to give their virtual coaches some advice via social media.
But many fans were instead more interested in poking fun at his own track record, with Sherwood having lasted just six months at White Hart Lane and eight at Villa Park. Here are some of the best responses...
@bankruptspurs @FootballManager @Squawka Can Tim explain why they bother having options that aren't aggressive or passionate? #AskTim pic.twitter.com/mikQyoJOQu — tehTrunk ❄ (@tehTrunk) February 1, 2017
@FootballManager @Squawka If I want to apply this sort of nuanced tactical approach to my FM game, what sliders should I focus on? #AskTim pic.twitter.com/pqeeSRJeXE — tehTrunk ❄ (@tehTrunk) February 1, 2017
We'd like to feel sorry for Tim, but he really did bring most of these on himself...