At an unexpected press conference this evening, Sepp Blatter announced that he would be stepping down as FIFA president. The announcement came just days after he has been re-elected as head of the organisation.
It was a moment many who follow football thought they would never see and pretty much everyone was understandably ecstatic.
New president to call for re-vote for 2018 and 2022, please.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) June 2, 2015
FIFA better block that credit card straight away
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) June 2, 2015
Minimum four months til Sepp leaves? Imagine the amount of stuff he's gonna trouser out of the stationary cupboard before October.
— Joe Callaghan (@JoeCallaghan84) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter resigns, thus fulfilling his promise to root out corruption in #fifa
— Gerard Cunningham (@faduda) June 2, 2015
Feels a bit like when Nidge was shot. Are we to expect the next guy to be of impeccable character? #Sepptic
— Adrian Barry (@WhosAdrianBarry) June 2, 2015
Blatter's resignation must leave Frank Murphy as the longest serving administer in world sport
— ConorMcKeon (@ConorMcKn) June 2, 2015
About a dozen hacks there when Sepp resigned. What a fantastically grubby, small-time end.
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) June 2, 2015
Blatter to resign! FIFA must have gotten calls from the leaders of the free world: Coca-Cola, Visa, McDonald's, and Adidas!
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) June 2, 2015
Blatter to Swiss TV on Friday: "Why would I step down? That would mean I recognise that I did wrong."
— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) June 2, 2015
Sure, I saw the press conference, but I'll wait until The Onion reports on Blatter's resignation before I truly believe it.
— Liam McHugh (@liam_mchugh) June 2, 2015
Blatter resigns. FIFA promise to "co-operate fully" with all investigations. pic.twitter.com/3q1XkmeG85
— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) June 2, 2015
Blatter has resigned. Can't quite believe it. FIFA always appeared to be such a fine upstanding organisation.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 2, 2015
Blatter resigns to spend more time with country without U.S. extradition treaty.
— Caley Fretz (@CaleyFretz) June 2, 2015
The balls on Blatter. Win the election, stick his fingers up at everyone, then resign unbeaten. Hope he enjoys his island life from now on
— Dodge (@seidodge) June 2, 2015
Why now Sepp?
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) June 2, 2015
Can we also say of Blatter "what a dick move" for resigning and calling for a new election three damn days after an election?
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 2, 2015
(Blatter puts on fake mustache)
"And as the new President of FIFA, I, HEPP FATTER, will clean up the sport once and for all!"
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) June 2, 2015
Cut the top off a mouldy carrot... you've still got a mouldy carrot. Long road ahead #FIFA #Blatter pic.twitter.com/6TxzDLlrFV
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) June 2, 2015
What kind of garbage is coming out for #blatter to step down as just elected president of FIFA?????
— Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) June 2, 2015
Got to get Sepp Blatter on MNF next season!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 2, 2015