Someone has set Phil Jones gurning to a Handel aria - and it’s the only thing you need to see today

4 April 2019, 12:55

Football and opera merge thanks to Phil Jones
Football and opera merge thanks to Phil Jones. Picture: TV 2 Sporten / IMSLP

By Sofia Rizzi

This slo-mo clip of footballer Phil Jones set to a Baroque opera aria has made our day.

A genius Twitter user has set a clip of Phil Jones playing in a recent football match to ‘Lascia chi'io pianga’, an aria from Handel's opera Rinaldo.

The Danish broadcaster TV 2 captioned the clip 'Pure football art from Phil Jones' which, with this music, is no understatement.

From the fan reaction on Twitter, it seems like we're not the only ones to have found this ridiculously amusing:

And let's not ignore the fact that one guy even compared the clip to 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch.