Hector Bellerin was already likely to be feeling the pain as Spain failed to retain their U21 European Championship on Friday night against Germany, but Twitter did not let the Arsenal full-back off easily as they confounded the pain when he was awarded with his runner-up medal.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Niguez, and Sandro Ramirez were ahead of the Gunners right-back as they awaited their silver medal to be placed around their neck, but the trio did something without hesitation which the 22-year-old did not - as they immediately took their medals off.
As did those who followed on from the right-back, Ceballos and Inaki Williams, which signalled the immediate commencement of trolling.
Arsenal players seem to be so used to defeat that it becomes a normal thing. Bellerin wears the medal with pride like he won. https://t.co/bvkrenyuF6— Bolaji Samuel (@bolajisky) June 30, 2017
They all took off the runners up medals cause they are not happy with the L but Bellerin kept it on= L mentality— Ameer (@_KingEmre) July 1, 2017
HECTOR BELLERIN NOT TAKING OFF HIS MEDAL AND THE ARSENAL JOKES BEHIND IT ARE THE BEST THING EVER— Owen (@owen____11) June 30, 2017
Looool bellerin that loser, arsenal mentality in his blood— زينل (@jaynul_7) June 30, 2017
A sportsman is often very competitive, and the awarding of a 'losers' medal to some is a signal of accepting
But something good did come out of the U21 Euros for Bellerin as his commitment to donating £50 to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire for every minute he played, returned a tremendous £18,000 - as he played 360 minutes throughout the tournament.