Soccer star complains about his $50,000-a-week salary
Soccer star complains about his $50,000-a-week salary

Cry me a river.

That was the response from the Twittersphere yesterday after an English soccer player had the nerve to complain about his $50,000-a-week salary.

In the ultimate example of first-world problems, Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Jamie O’Hara took to Twitter to complain that his life was easier when he earnt a fraction of his current salary, believed to be around £35,000 ($53,892) a week.

"Things were so much easier when I earned 100pound a week on wts #stress," the 26-year-old tweeted to his 175,000 followers.

After copping a raft of abuse, O'Hara stuck by his initial post.

"Why do people think cos I earn good money I don't have bills to pay we all pay tax an (sic) we have mortgages to pay, some people are deluded," he tweeted.

"I wonder how many people are doing hospital visits this Xmas or giving clothing to the homeless this winter, or setting up a charity to raise money for hospitals (so they) can buy equipment that save people lives, u can talk on here but what are YOU doing.

"I'm not saying I'm not privileged I'm so lucky to have what I've got but trust me when I was 17 on wts it was a lot more easier."

He added his detractors were "jealous", saying "there's too many arseholes on twitter".

Clearly life is tough for Jamie, but he can always turn to his wife if things gets too difficult for him.

Danielle O'Hara (pictured below with her husband) is a model and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant, who had her 2006 Miss Great Britain title taken away from her after she posed nude for Playboy.

She was also a lead player in the racism scandal involving Celebrity Big Brother contestant Shilpa Shetty.



More from 7Sport

Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.

Robbie Farah says he is willing to play out the remainder of his NRL contract with the Wests Tigers, despite how he is being treated by coach Jason Taylor.

An angry Daniel Ricciardo believes the yellow flags that he slowed for on his final fast qualifying lap cost him a chance of taking pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.