It probably seemed like a good idea at the time – Everton called upon supporters to send in their questions for a Twitter Q&A with Steven Naismith, using the hashtag #asknaismith to keep track of the Goodison faithful’s queries.
The revamped Everton magazine launches next week! Get your questions in for an interview with Steven Naismith using #AskNaismith.
— Official Everton (@Everton) August 8, 2013
It all started innocently enough…
— Tom (@TommoEFC1878) August 7, 2013
— You This Read Wrong (@jake_lawless) August 7, 2013
What's your favourite all time movie? #AskNaismith
— Miles Greer (@MilesGreer1) August 8, 2013
#AskNaismith do you and Hibbert get a hat allowance for pre-season tours in hot countries?
— Neil Halton (@NeilHalton) August 8, 2013
…but then word reached Rangers fans, clearly still a trifle miffed that Naismith manoeuvred his way out of Ibrox on a free transfer at a time when the club was on its knees financially.
Here is our handpicked selection of the ensuing #asknaismith hijack…
#AskNaismith On a scale of Sean Batty to Dale Winton, how sore is your arse from sitting on Everton's bench?
— Stuby (@Stuby_M) August 12, 2013
#AskNaismith How does it feel to know most Rangers fans would rather take one up the arse from Mike Tyson than let you into Ibrox again?
— Rangers Podcast (@ibroxrocks) August 12, 2013
#AskNaismith what's the best bench you have sat on in the premier league?
— Jimmy Kerr (@Proudranger) August 12, 2013
Which was harder? Walking out on your boyhood heroes in their hour of need, or your chubby when Everton offered their terms? #AskNaismith
— Chris Park (@parkovanbasten) August 12, 2013
#AskNaismith are "Bench Baws" a genuine medical condition?
— Smiling_Assassin ♓ (@Ruth_Less_Lady) August 12, 2013
— Wullie. (@Wulliebhoy71) August 12, 2013
— ChrisHampson (@champson7) August 12, 2013
— NikkidarliN ❤x (@nd91x) August 12, 2013
Is it a relief to know that your wages are now being funded by your club and not from the proceeds of stolen charity money? #asknaismith
— Gordon Bell (@GordonWBell) August 12, 2013
#AskNaismith If you had a choice between saving your family from a fire or money, what colour of Ferrari would you buy?
— Russell Stewart (@rstewart91) August 12, 2013
#asknaismith If two cars travelling at 60mph leave Watford station at 4pm on a Wednesday why is your face so incredibly slappable?
— Steve Boylan (@StevieBoylan) August 12, 2013
#asknaismith Im making homemade soup here, is it one teaspoon of you are a wanky judas or two?
— The Original Cookie (@dippiecookie) August 12, 2013
— The Evertonian (@The_Evertonian) August 12, 2013
The #askNaismith hashtag is allowing a lot of therapy from some twitter users.
— Chris Harvey (@ChristopherHarv) August 12, 2013