Many have argued that it's completely innocuous but this tweet has caused quite the storm in a teacup across the water.
The English women's football team returned to home soil yesterday after an exemplary World Cup that saw them come incredibly close to a first ever final. As they touched down in Heathrow, the FA sent that tweet out into the world and a controversy was born.
Our #Lions go back to Premier League pre-season training today, but they have taken on another title - fathers, husbands and sons.
— Louise Brealey (@louisebrealey) July 6, 2015
SUPER AWESOME WOMEN MUST NOW RETURN TO THE KITCHEN BECAUSE WOMEN. pic.twitter.com/TXNq5Kooj2
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 6, 2015
They're just a few of the hundreds of tweets in response to the FA's original one (which was soon deleted). However, almost as many responses took the other side of things with the 'political correctness gone mad' side of the argument.
Writing on his own Twitter account, the FA's content editor, James Callow dismissed any suggestions that the tweet and the passage on the FA's website that it was taken from were in any way sexist.
The piece is intended to sum up a nice moment when players are reunited with their families. Human interest is a big part of any sports reporting. I'd have done the same for England men, absolutely.