It was a bad night for Bastein Hery.
The Carlisle midfielder saw his side go oh-so-close to knocking Liverpool out of the League Cup third round at Anfield, drawing 1-1 on the night and losing 3-2 on penalties to Brendan Rodgers embattled side.
And poor old Hery, who actually put in a decent performance throughout, missed one of the decisive spot-kicks for Keith Curle’s brave team.
But the heartache and embarrassment didn’t end there for Hery.
No, far from it.
Hery spent the rest of the evening being subjected to insults and mockery on social media for his, erm, shall we say, rather interesting haircut.
Hery – a 22-year-old former trainee at PSG – has opted to go for a rather unusual Krusty The Clown-esque look, with a large, bulging red afro protruding from the back of his head.
Unfortunately for Hery, Twitter exists. And when his head of hair and Twitter exists on the same planet, bad things happen.
Poor lad, but to be fair, some of these are quite funny…
Barber: What do you want? Hery(Carlisle player) : The Nando's logo Barber : Done pic.twitter.com/mAC32EAyQC
— Danny (@R9Rai) September 23, 2015
Barber: What do you want? Bastien Hery: Have you seen Chicken Run? Barber: Got it. pic.twitter.com/Jyu2v9khDr
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) September 23, 2015
Bastien Hery misses the crucial Carlisle penalty at Anfield…and claims the prize for the most stupid haircut ever! pic.twitter.com/BhiVgfJVpG
— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) September 23, 2015
He's got shit hair but we don't care bastien hery
— Riegan (@_rthompson) August 29, 2015
— Colm Sheehan (@sheeho85) September 23, 2015
Barber: how do you want your hair Bastien hery: do what the fuck you want pic.twitter.com/7QMPimrIzo
— footy banter (@stupidfans11) September 23, 2015
Haircuts 1-0 Bastien Hery
— Joe Rimmer (@JoeRimmer88) September 23, 2015
I don't know what's more embarrassing – how poor that last Carlisle penalty was or how ridiculous that lad's hair is. #LIVCAR
— anthony vickers (@untypicalboro) September 23, 2015
What is that Carlisle player's hair doing? Worst thing I've seen all night and I spent mine at St.James' Park. #cufc
— PRT (@PaulRoseTroup) September 23, 2015
Lots of tweets about how Carlisle's 5th peno taker would never score with hair like that. How bad can it be? .. Oh. pic.twitter.com/rtHx8BJ6Kd
— Patrick Hildred (@paddyhildred) September 23, 2015
That Carlisle player with the red thing in his hair I hope he goes home to find his cars been broken into
— Sam Fowler (@SamFowler95) September 23, 2015
I was firmly on Carlisle's side until I saw that bloke's hair…then I lost interest.
— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) September 23, 2015
Looooooool What kinda hair is that? Sums up that pen. What a mess. Carlisle deserve to lose for allowing that
— Selassie I Mungai (@SelassieMungz) September 23, 2015