Frank Lampard lampooned over cryptic Christine Bleakley wedding quip
Frank Lampard has been teased mercilessly after the caption on a photograph taken at his wedding to Christine Bleakley was interpreted as a smutty joke.
The English footballer posted a picture on Instagram of himself and Northern Irish beauty Christine in their wedding limousine on their big day, smiling towards the camera as she waves while holding a mini bottle of bubbly.
Frank's caption states: "Two weeks ago today I finally took her up the aisle" - followed by a cheeky winking-face emoji.
It was an open goal for internet trolls, and the predictable nudge-nudge wink-wink replies came flooding in. While most fans congratulated the former Chelsea star on his marriage in the comments below the photo, others interpreted it very differently.
Some fans appeared keen to egg on the 37-year-old New York City FC player but others have told him he should have kept schtum.
One Facebook user told him he "Could have worded that a bit better".
Another, however, branded him a "dirty dog" while one said he should have thought twice before committing such a quip to a public post.
"You should keep that private Frank," he was told.
Lampard and the Newtownards broadcaster were married in St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge - one of the most beautiful Victorian churches in London - on December 20.
The celebrity couple had been together for six years and engaged for four.
Last week, they jetted off for a family honeymoon in Dubai with Frank's two daughters - Luna (10) and Isla (8) from his previous relationship with Elen Rivas.
During the Middle East trip, the couple offered fans some glimpses of their honeymoon, posting pictures of themselves on a 'date night'.
During a visit to a local ice cream parlour, Frank entertained his new wife and daughters, as well as staff and other customers, by catching a scoop of ice cream hurled along the counter by a worker.
Some Facebook posters also used the inclusion of his children as a chance to make barbed remarks about the break-up of his relationship with the girls' mother.
Most posts, however, echo the more common sentiment of best wishes, as shared by one user who wrote: "Lovely couple, wish you a very happy marriage, miss you at Chelsea xx."