'Get well soon pal' - Peter Stringer jokes that Brian O'Driscoll has lost his manhood
As Peter Stringer observed, there is more than a passing resemblance to the former Ireland and Lions captain in the picture accompanying the horrific story in question.
A married Russian TV actor was recently at the centre of a gruesome tale after his testicles were surgically removed after being drugged, waking up at a bus stop in acute pain and covered in blood.
Former Ireland scrum-half Stringer, who will leave Bath at the end of the Premiership season, read the story on his phone and couldn't help but pick up on the similarity to the picture of the man in question, even though his face was blurred out.
"Get well soon pal," he tweeted to the BT pundit.
O'Driscoll took the comment in good spirits, pointing out one reason why it couldn't possibly be his picture.
"He's too skinny," came the immediate reply.