Manu Tuilagi's prank outside No 10 Downing Street yesterday may have sparked outrage from some, but there were, of course, those on the internet that couldn't resist taking advantage of a perfect photoshop opportunity.
Tuilagi gave Cameron 'bunny ears' while stood behind the Conservative Party leader as a group of players and management posed for a photo at the function to honour the Lions' 2-1 series victory over Australia.
Now, internet pranksters have used their photoshopping skills to give the controversial image a cheeky makeover.
The England centre was forced to issue an apology to David Cameron
While the photo won the Leicester Tigers centre many comments of admiration on social media – with the image immediately trending on Twitter – it also prompted several scathing responses from Tuilagi's sporting peers.
Former Liverpool football player Didi Hamman wrote: "Very funny from Tuilagi to give the prime minister a pair of bunny ears. Now back to nursery you fool."
While former England hooker and rugby pundit Brian Moore, slammed the gesture, branding Tuilagi a "prat" in a series of tweets.
"Tuilagi, if he'd unveiled a banner saying 'Why is primary school sport funding being cut in 2 years time? I'd have been impressed.
"Those of you saying you're offended; are you, are you really - isn't 'What a prat' the highest you can put it?
"Not that bothered about alleged disrespect, we are talking about an MP after all, more that 'bunny-ears isn't very inventive.
"Final word on Tuilagi; that sort of attention-seeking, juvenille behaviour should be reserved for Prime Minister's Questions.'
Retired England scrum-half Matt Dawson posted: "Pls explain why doing bunny ears is funny on any photo. All it show is the bunny is more famous than u and u want the limelight. #insecure"
The controversial England player, who was infamously fined £3,000 by the Rugby Football Union after he jumped from a ferry during the World Cup campaign in New Zealand two years ago, used Twitter to say sorry for the prank.
The Leicester Tigers centre said: "Apologies for messing around on Lions photo. No offence intended. Great Day at Downing Street. Thanks to Prime Minister for hosting us."Suggest a correction