These were the best Jack Wilshere jokes as Roy Hodgson selected the Arsenal midfielder in England’s Euro 2016 squad at the expense of West Ham captain Mark Noble.
Wilshere’s final day appearance in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa was only his second of the season, whereas Noble has played 43 times and scored seven goals during the Hammers’ impressive campaign.
To add insult to injury, Hodgson then claimed that Theo Walcott had been omitted due to him not playing enough games this season – needless to say, he’s featured considerably more than Wilshere.
In amongst the more furious reactions to this decision, there were these Jack Wilshere jokes:
Who's not going to the Euros because of Jack Wilshere? pic.twitter.com/vD8OUx83mo
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) May 16, 2016
The thing that concerns me is the Blackpool fans have spent more time on a football pitch than Jack Wilshere in the last 12 months. #ENG
— DoctorBenjyFM / Ben (@DoctorBenjy) May 16, 2016
I've played more often than Jack Wilshere this season & I was heavily pregnant for some of it. #England
— Laura Jones (@YICETOR) May 16, 2016
At 24 Jack Wilshere's record of 12gls, 28 assists is bettered only by Jonjo Shelvey, Nathan Redmond, Dan Gosling, Tom Cleverley. #WorldClass
— Martin SamueI (@themartinsamuel) May 16, 2016
Wilshere mum is getting rumped by Roy I swear
— Alfie Kitt (@Alfiekitt) May 16, 2016
Not getting worked up with Wilshere inclusion, he’ll injure himself boarding the plane
— Russ Cockburn (@Dwarfio) May 16, 2016
*cut to shot of smiling Jack Wilshere* https://t.co/Lx6a4WLcAV
— Dan Silver (@dansilver_) May 16, 2016
Jack Wilshere is the ultimate piss boiler and this time he hasn't even done anything. What a man.
— John (@Bergstamp) May 16, 2016
Mark Noble has scored more PL goals this season than Jack Wilshere has for Arsenal in his whole career. pic.twitter.com/O6NnJ8jQNj
— Chris Scull (@cjscull) May 16, 2016
I'm just about the prevent Roy Hodgson from picking Jack Wilshere. Thank me later. pic.twitter.com/vTy6bYqtfQ
— Golden FM (@Golden_FM) May 16, 2016
Rashford over Defoe. Wilshere over Noble. Stones over Cresswell.
I'm looking down my family tree and finding another country link. I'm done
— Uber Chelsea FC (@UberCheIseaFC) May 16, 2016
And they might want to check Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere…
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) May 16, 2016
I'd have Noble instead of Delph, Albrighton for Sterling, put Rooney in midfield & then Defoe for Wilshere.
But as a Wales fan I'm happy.
— Mr Overlooked (@Mr_Overlooked) May 16, 2016