Cole stood to one side, looking on. Jokes were made, memes were hastily put together.
Ashley Cole's new team mates are certainly a welcoming bunch. pic.twitter.com/OAhUCPgdZM— Santos L. Halper (@MisterBleach) July 29, 2014
Fortunately, everyone seems to see the funny side. Francesco Totti was spotted, above, doing the Cole lurk on the far side of another Roma team picture in Philadelphia.
Another picture emerges of Francesco Totti mercilessly ripping it out of Ashley Cole! Hilarious! pic.twitter.com/vq3WCXpDGb— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) August 1, 2014
Cole himself was even tweeting the memes—including one in which he looks on slightly suspiciously in the background of a picture of ex-wife Cheryl Tweedy: