By confusing Jeremy Corbyn for Boris Johnson, defending millionaires and earning himself some public shaming, Harry Arter made sure it was not a good weekend for English-born Ireland internationals.
The immediate pain for Arter from his embarrassment was having to close his Twitter account. But there will be the long-term impact of being known, possibly forever more, as a 'Tory boy', a tag he will struggle to shake off and which will guarantee boos if he plays at places like Anfield.
Arter used Twitter last week to defend his team-mate, and a friend, but the impact of Derby County's decision to sack Richard Keogh last week has been made painfully clear. Keogh has not spoken publicly since his world was turned upside down, and his Derby career effectively ended, when he sat into the back seat of a car driven by a Derby County team-mate who had been drinking alcohol.