As soon as news broke about Pope Benedict's resignation has broken the jokes began to arrive thick and fast.
Here are some of the better sports related ones for you amusement.
Just lashed my CV into the Vatican. Love Italian football and I've always dreamt of having a gold throne on the bench #PopeRoddyTheFirst
— Roddy Collins (@DaRealRoddy) February 11, 2013
Does God regret not acting sooner while Pep was still available? Could Rafa maybe do a job as interim Pope?
— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) February 11, 2013
Pope resigning? Thought Hook was worse yesterday #6nations
— dangerhere.com (@dangerhere) February 11, 2013
The Pope, a keen advocate of the captaincy of Jamie Heaslip, has reportedly resigned.#fallible
— GinAndThornley (@NePasThornley) February 11, 2013
Perfect exit strategy here for the FAI. They should really push Trapattoni for the Vatican job
— Dodge (@seidodge) February 11, 2013
BREAKING: Declan Kidney says little prayer thanking God for the distraction.
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) February 11, 2013
#Pope retires mere days after Ray Lewis plays his last NFL game.Coincidence???
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) February 11, 2013
Can't believe the Pope has resigned before Rafa Benitez
— Robert Rea (@robertrea) February 11, 2013
BREAKING: Pope resigns. Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown and Alex McLeish have all thrown their hats into the ring to replace him
— MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) February 11, 2013