Jonjo Shelvey earns more a week than Neymar – just let that sink in for a minute.
That’s right, the Newcastle United midfielder takes home a weekly wage of £80,000 – £3,000 more than Barcelona’s Neymar does.
The Brazilian superstar has all kinds of bonus clauses in his deal which means he’s hardly struggling for a few quid, but Shelvey – who is set to be a Championship player next season if Newcastle get relegated – takes home a larger basic wage.
As soon as the news came out, Twitter erupted in its usual beautiful way:
That girl off Gogglebox had the reaction nailed:
So if Newcastle get relegated, Shelvey will be earning £80k-a-week, that is MORE than Neymar earns at Barcelona!https://t.co/Q55fbnYihh
— Kevin Quinn Tips (@KevinQuinnTips) April 12, 2016
Some questioned the world:
Shelvey earns more than Neymar ??????? what kind of fucked up world do we live in
— #iagreewithnick (@ScottishScouse) April 12, 2016
Some questioned the Premier League:
Jon Jo Shelvey really earns more than Neymar ?? Premier League gone mad !!
— Colm Hudson ☘️ (@IrishEverton) April 12, 2016
And some just laughed hard:
Jonjo Shelvey earns £3,000 MORE a week than Neymar.
— Jake Green (@jakegreen03) April 12, 2016
Others were quick to point out where Shelvey could be playing next season:
Jonjo Shelvey could be playing in the championship and still have a higher wage than Neymar, mad.
— Demi Onabowale (@DemiOnabowale) April 12, 2016
Some people aimed criticism at the source of the problem:
So Shelvey earns more a week than Neymar. What have those excellent #nufc fans done to deserve Ashley? Criminal what's happening there.
— Adam Hingley (@AdamHingley) April 12, 2016
And this guy summed it all up perfectly:
Never change, Twitter.