Yesterday, whilst out campaigning in the Stoke by-election with UKIP candidate Paul Nuttall, Nigel Farage had an egg pelted at him. His fox-like reactions (having likely been egged before) and professional golfers grip on his umbrella meant it didn't strike him in the face but the images were still speedily circulated on the world wide web.
Some people were appalled by the senseless display of violence and waste of food.
Not spectacular banter leaping to his defense there.
But inevitably, because this is Twitter, most people welcomed the egging of the controversial politician...