Noel Gallagher has kept a dignified silence throughout the torrent of abuse directed at him on Twitter (and elsewhere) by his younger brother Liam over the last few years, but he's finally had a subtle dig at his former bandmate.

Gallagher is heading out on tour with U2 on the European leg of their Joshua Tree anniversary tour - which rolls into Dublin in just over two weeks - and posted a picture of rehearsals to Instagram yesterday.

So far, so normal - except that he also took the opportunity to take a sly potshot at Liam's standard Twitter sign-off (and title of his forthcoming album), 'As You Were'.

Maybe calling U2 'toff rock' and 'beige f**ks' the other day was the straw that broke the camel's back - but all we have to say to Noel is IF YOU CALLED YOUR NEW ALBUM 'AS YOU WEREN'T' IT WOULD ACTUALLY BE THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN IN MUSIC.

See his post below: