Jack Wilshere had a rather unique way of reacting to England's World Cup squad this week.
Despite experiencing something of a renaissance at Arsenal this season, a difficult run of form since the last international break saw him miss out on the 23-man cohort. Alongside Joe Hart and Adam Lallana, he was one of the biggest names to fall short of the cut.
And while Hart blamed David Moyes and Lallana posted a classy tweet, Wilshere seemed to be rather salty about the whole decision.
Wilshere reacted even before the squad was announced, replying to an England fan who wondered whether he'd join him and friends in Zante after hearing rumours of his exclusion.
The 26-year-old swiftly replied: "Let me know the dates and I'm in," and "Can I bring the baby as well?"
Wilshere's jokey and salty reactions
The witty tweet was then followed up by Instagram story adorned with rolling-eye emojis and the caption: "What am I going to do for the next seven weeks?"
Even then, the Arsenal man wasn't finished as he rounded off the reaction with an amusing old photograph of him and Hart.
We promise that's everything.
Wilshere finally tweets in seriousness
So, although the posts and comments were undoubtedly in jest, it did leave England fans wondering whether he'd actually react in seriousness and pass on his thanks.
The longer he left his jokes, the saltier his reaction appeared.
Nevertheless, Wilshere finally broke his silence on Twitter late on Thursday night, posting two tweets that gave a classier reaction to the news but also an admirably honest assessment of the decision.
Fair play to Wilshere fighting his corner and also showing his respect.
Check out the tweets below:
As much as footballers are becoming increasingly vocal on social media, you don't often see such honest and arguably risky tweets, particularly when involving a national team.
There are certainly a sufficient amount of supporters that believe Wilshere has been hard done by.
His recent form wasn't indicative of an England call-up yet many believe he possesses qualities that nobody else in the England squad possesses.
It's good to see Wilshere pass on his wishes of good luck, though, and there's no doubt he'll be behind the squad this summer.
Fans will have to wait and see as to whether his exclusion was a mistake or not.
That being said, the only way is forward now and with Wilshere placing a full-stop upon the drama, all attention turn to Tunisia on June 18 and beyond.
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