It's been a tough few weeks for Warren Gatland.
Since arriving home in New Zealand ahead of the ten-match tour, the local media have been consistently on his back.
From questioning team selections to reveling in the defeats to the Blues and the Highlanders, any chance the New Zealand media got to take a swipe at Gatland, they took it.
The nadir came after the First Test, when the New Zealand Herald ran a cartoon of Gatland wearing a clown nose, with the headline "If the nose fits, Warren". the New Zealand Herald ran a cartoon of Gatland wearing a clown nose, with the headline "If the nose fits, Warren".
It's clearly something that wasn't forgotten by the New Zealander. After the 15-15 draw which ensured a level series, Gatland entered the post-match press conference wearing a clown's nose.
He had the last laugh.
This is how @lionsofficial coach Warren Gatland greeted media after #NZLvBIL. #LionsNZ2017 pic.twitter.com/4qqxsIcKlY
— Newshub (@NewshubNZ) July 8, 2017