At first it was the internet, then his captain Francesco Totti - now Ashley Cole has faced more mocking for the awkward team photograph that emerged last week.
Peterborough United are the latest to get in on the act of embarrassing the former England and Chelsea left back.
The League One club released their official team photograph yesterday but it had a surprising addition in the form of the 33-year-old.
The picture, which now has more than 6,500 retweets on social networking site Twitter, said: "Roma player Ashley Cole snuck into our squad photo today at London Road."
Cole has so far taken the jokes in great stride, retweeting and replying to a number of them on his own Twitter page - though he is yet to respond to Peterborough's effort.
Cole makes his Serie A debut on 30 August at home to Fiorentina.