|Ashley Cole posts a picture of himself with the Champions League trophy on Twitter|
Having announced himself on Twitter as @TheRealAC3, Cole was bombarded with abusive tweets from Gunners faithful, who have still not forgiven the left-back for his move to their London rivals.
But the 31-year-old responded to the abuse by drawing attention to the cob-webbed nature of Arsenal's trophy cabinet and the never ending growth of his personal medal collection since his departure in 2006.
I am what I am!!! Winnerrr!!!! Hahahahahahah, 11 to me 0 for you!!! yfrog.com/h7i4jsoj— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) July 22, 2012
Predictably enough, this wasn't too well received by Arsenal fans.
tut tut tut, love to give it out but cant take it when the truth is told, babies!!!! thought people on here had sense of humour!!!!!— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) July 22, 2012
After getting quite a bit of negative feedback, Cole eventually decided it was enough.
look, im not dissing arsenal, or the fans, i had many great years with the club, and have respect for you all, but dont all get upset,— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) July 22, 2012