It's been a miserable season for Chelsea so you can understand the joy of their fans when it was announced that captain John Terry had been offered a new contract.
Terry looked to have played his last game for the club after two decades of service following his red card at Sunderland last weekend. It would have been an unglamorous way to sign off.
Reports this week suggested Terry was going to be told his time at Stamford Bridge was up and the end of a Chelsea era confirmed. To the delight of Chelsea fans those reports were wrong and their inspirational leader has the option of a one-year deal. Cue celebrations.
-- M Pathan ???? (@MPathan2911) May 13, 2016
-- Daniel Church (@DJChurch94) May 13, 2016
JOHN TERRY CAPTAIN LEADER LEGEND
-- Lord Fili Mary (@filippo_aletti) May 13, 2016
John Terry. 18 years and counting... pic.twitter.com/RpLij9kbgv
-- Conte Enthusiast (@ConteTheory) May 13, 2016
John Terry has finally been offered a new one-year contract by the club that he has given everything for.
-- Piyush (@PJ_CRACKER) May 13, 2016
Yes yes get in terry has been offered a one-year contract extension and terry considering it Thank you ??? @ChelseaFC
-- Muhammad (@Fadaaaaaayyy) May 13, 2016
We got we wanted! Hopefully Conte had a big say in Terry being offered a new contract. Not a guaranteed starter but need his experience #CFC
-- Ben Oscar Truman (@BenTruman8) May 13, 2016
The 35-year-old defender's unexpected deal even drew comparisons with Game Of Thrones character Jon Snow after his return from the dead in the current series.
John terry resurrecting his Chelsea career like Jon snow. ??
-- Elliot Hodge (@hodgy96) May 13, 2016
John Terry. Jon Snow more like
-- Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) May 13, 2016
Deciding to offer John Terry a new deal was as obvious as John Snow being resurrected from the dead ??? was always going to happen #CFC
-- Chris Mumford (@ChrisMumford95) May 13, 2016
But after the initial joy, some Chelsea fans started to get a little anxious.
Today's announcement did not confirm Terry would be staying, only that he is considering the offer.
Hopefully John Terry accepts the contract. Given he'll have big offers from China and it won't be as much at Chelsea, its not 100% he will.
-- TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) May 13, 2016
Terry has always pledged his allegiance to Chelsea - he's a one-club man - but after his long wait to be offered the deal people started to wonder...
Scenes when John Terry rejects the offer - be so awkward
-- M (@ThibautSave) May 13, 2016
I hope Terry turns it down
-- 2kNicksteen (@Vondopoulos) May 13, 2016
I assume John Terry will tell Chelsea to shove their 1yr contract. Late, half-hearted miserly gesture to their most influential ever player
-- Mike Parry (@mikeparry8) May 13, 2016
John Terry when Michael Emenalo and Bruce Buck present him with a new contract pic.twitter.com/pKYIoeuj6f
-- Rentboy (@allrentboysmate) May 13, 2016
Imagine if John terry rejects the contract from Chelsea !
-- Dany Grimwood (@Danyfab) May 13, 2016
Others even suggested Chelsea's offer was politically motivated.
Cynical move by Chelsea, offer Terry a pay cut & make it look it's him that's walked away. Good enough for him
-- chris chittock (@frankofarrell) May 13, 2016
In any case there is no questioning what Chelsea fans want Terry do to.
JOHN TERRY PLEASE SIGN NEW CONTRACT!!!
-- Shårkieèé (@shxrkxr) May 13, 2016
-- Fahmi. (@ofahmio) May 13, 2016
Please Terry sign the contract ?
-- ? (@Inne___) May 13, 2016
We're not sure Blues fans could handle Terry leaving after the season they've had.