By now most of us are aware that posting anything slightly controversial online provokes a headache of a slanging match. Especially if you've got 6.1m followers and are an internationally known footballer.
This was the experience of Steven Gerrard who has been accused of sexism by fans on social media following his recent Instagram post. The 37-year-old sports star had shared a photograph featuring his three daughters looking after his newborn baby son, along with the caption: 'Looks like his ironing and washing is sorted when he gets older.'
Steven and wife Alex Gerrard welcomed their fourth child Lio back in April, who joins their pack of daughters Lilly-Ella, 13, Lexie, 11, and Lourdes, 5.
Many took umbrage with Gerrard for seemingly resigning his daughters to old-fashioned and out-dated gender roles where they complete household chores for his son.
"So sad that a father thinks so small for their own daughters" one commenter said with another adding, 'That's a little insulting to the girls. Is their purpose only to iron and do the laundry?" and another writing 'Joking about sexist stereotypes is still sexist. He should know better.'
Angry commenters drew comparisons with other forms of discrimination saying, 'Funny how sexist comments are just funny banter but if it was a racist comment people would be hysterical.
That said, other followers were quick to step in and defend the footballer saying that he was merely, "meant to show how passionate it is for the girls to welcome the kid into the family; older siblings sometime love to have that opportunity to do things like that for the new family member."
The lesson we can all learn here? Delete your social media.