The best jokes as Jermaine Jenas announces retirement

Turns out he hadn't retired already.

Jermaine Jenas has announced his retirement to widespread bemusement
SHOCK RETIREMENT: Jenas (Image: James Boyes)

Jermaine Jenas has called time on his playing career, much to the bemusement of everyone – let’s face it, we all thought he’d retired already.

Jenas last kicked a ball in anger, or whatever his equivalent of anger might be, for Queens Park Rangers in 2014, appearing regularly as a pundit ever since.

Since most people had assumed TV analysis to be Jenas’s full-time career now, there were plenty of jokes flying around about his shock retirement announcement…

"Jermaine Jenas retires" Is this story 5 years old?

— Gareth Baxter (@gbaxter_83) January 7, 2016

BREAKING: Jermaine Jenas has announced his retirement… pic.twitter.com/yVbh9gcRpo

— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) January 7, 2016

How has Jermaine Jenas announcing his retirement now? It's like me announcing that I'm no longer in school

— Nick Benney (@nick_benney) January 7, 2016

Along with Jermaine Jenas, I'd also to confirm my retirement from football, and that I shan't be running for President of the USA.

— Cian Carroll (@CianByName) January 7, 2016

Sad news hearing Jenas has retired… fond memories of the 3 appearances for #avfc

— Robért Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) January 7, 2016

Expecting the headline – "Jenas retires despite #wba contract offer" #theglobalsearch

— The Brom (@IamTils) January 7, 2016

Jermaine Jenas has retired. In other news we've caught Saddam Hussein….

— Dale Meachen (@DaleMeachen) January 7, 2016

Jermaine Jenas announces his retirement from football. In other news, @GaryLineker says he also may not play professionally again. #Obvs

— Martin Samuel (@themartinsamuel) January 7, 2016

I got excited this morning because I though Jermaine Jenas meant he'd retired from punditry… I live in hope.

— Andrew Thompson (@AWThomps) January 7, 2016

Jermaine Jenas has retired. And in other news, Jermaine Jenas has only just retired?

— Jon Hayward (@jayhay84) January 7, 2016