The 10 funniest tweets about Ed Sheeran's 'infuriating' Game of Thrones cameo

Ed Sheeran on Game of Thrones.
Ed Sheeran on Game of Thrones. Photo credit: HBO

Hit fantasy series Game of Thrones returned to screens around the world on Monday (NZ time) and with it, countless emotionally charged responses on social media.

But the most furious fury was clearly spent on one aspect of the season premiere in particular - the cameo by pop star Ed Sheeran.

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The 'Shape of You' singer appeared in a cameo as part of a small group of Lannister soldiers who are joined by none other than Arya Stark.

Sheeran sings as she approaches, then they share some food and chat about King's Landing and what the soldiers are doing - which happens to be cleaning up after a massacre Arya carried out earlier in the episode.

Some fans expressed joy at the scene - but others were more disgusted with it than the extended sequence of Samwell cleaning up old men's faeces, graphically.

Here are the ten funniest tweets about Sheeran's Game of Thrones cameo: