Twitter Reacts to Sepp Blatter’s Resignation From FIFA

Sepp Blatter

Despite winning the presidential election last Friday, Sepp Blatter shocked the world by resigning from FIFA yesterday after 17 years in charge.

It comes after seven top officials from the organisation were arrested last week in a massive corruption probe run by the FBI.

He plans to carry on his duties until a replacement can be elected, which is likely to be around December.

In the meantime, here’s how Twitter reacted to the big news…

I start with a joke that Sepp Blatter could cause an even bigger shock and return, just like UKIP leader Nigel Farage did following last month’s UK general election.

But as the Daily Telegraph’s Ben Rumsby rightly points out, the 79 year old has already gone back on his word.

Match of the Day host Gary Linekar is sarcastically upset by the news.

Sports commentator Ian Darke is more serious and speaks for all fans with this tweet.

Another tweet to represent all of football, hopefully we are now out of the dark days of the beautiful game.

You’ve got to feel sorry for this poor journalist.

Moving on to what this means for FIFA, Dan Walker’s strange metaphor is true in the fact that there is still a lot of work to be done in order to restore FIFA’s reputation. Although, I’ve never personally liked carrots that much.

If the new president feels that is necessary, there could be a re-vote on who will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Could it come to England?

But who will that new president be? Prince Ali has staked his claim once more, whilst there’s always the ex-footballers who originally were going to stand…

It would be rude not to end with Blatter, and this makes me laugh every single time. Good riddance!

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