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
— The Brom (@IamTils) January 7, 2016
Jermaine Jenas has retired. In other news we've caught Saddam Hussein….
— Dale Meachen (@DaleMeachen) January 7, 2016
— 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