He earns tens of thousands of pounds a week, is married to a former glamour model and celebrity but Wolves footballer Jamie O’Hara has bemoaned the hardships of his life.
The Wolves midfielder seemingly longs for the ‘easier’ days when he was on a £100 a week wages.
The Twitter message posted by the 26-year-old star, who earns roughly £35,000 a week, immediately caused a stir. O’Hara, who is married to former Miss England Danielle Lloyd, 28, wrote:
Things were so much easier when I earned 100pound a week on wts #stress
— Jamie o'hara (@mrjamieohara) December 5, 2012
The tweet, posted yesterday, referred to his days on the Youth Training Scheme, but it did not take long before his followers’ angry reactions came flooding in. It came a day after he returned to full training, following nine months out with a hernia injury.
Dozens of people bombarded Twitter with tweets, accusing the footballer of being out of touch with the lives of ordinary people.
Christian Wainwright tweeted: “Feel sorry for Jamie O’Hara, must be so stressful doing a few training sessions and playing 2 games a week for £1000s a week. #getagrip.”
Meanwhile Nick Daniels tweeted: “Must be so hard being Jamie O’Hara , great career, beautiful wife, nice family, rich, Saturdays off and still he is stressed! #prayforjamie.” And Graeme Wallace tweeted: “Wish I had a hard life like professional footballer Jamie O’Hara.”
But O’Hara, who has two children Archie, two, and Harry, one, with his wife Danielle hit back with references to his charity work.
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.”
Later O’Hara continued the debate, tweeting: “Many peeps hating about me earning good money that show how jealous u are, instead of realising the tweet was about how hard life gets.”