'Victory for football' - Twitter is predictably unforgiving for Sepp Blatter following FIFA resignation
Published 02/06/2015 | 18:15
Under pressure Sepp Blatter has resigned from his position as FIFA president and online commentary has been supportive of the surprise decision.
Just four days after his fifth term at the head of the organisation was ratified, Blatter announced that he was resigning after 17 years in charge.
Mr Blatter had come under increased pressure in recent days to step down following the launch of from two separate criminal investigations into corruption at the world football organisation.
FA chairman Greg Dyke has told the resignation is "brilliant for world football".
Twitter was not unforgiving towards the 79-year-old and welcomed today's decision.
"Sepp Blatter wants to spend more time with his family of lawyers," read one tweet.
"Sepp Blatter has resigned as FIFA President after 17-years in charge. Victory for all of football. (Source: Everyone)," read another tweet.
Here is a flavour of the comments.
"You won't have Sepp Blatter to kick around anymore...." pic.twitter.com/RJQHg7uzcg— Tommy Martin (@TommyMartinTV3) June 2, 2015
Formulating an idea for a radio talk show hosted by Sepp Blatter and Harry Redknapp.— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) June 2, 2015
Finally! Sepp Blatter is gone. Football wins. What a huge day for the game we all love.— Arsenal News (@__arsenal_news_) June 2, 2015
an election to pick sepp blatter's successor could be held as soon as four days ago.— Kyle Koster (@KyleKoster) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter wants to spend more time with his family of lawyers.— Matt Owen (@MJowen174) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter is probably thankful that his name doesn't lend itself to any headline puns.— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) June 2, 2015
The world reacts to Sepp Blatter's resignation... https://t.co/2PN58MxuFy— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter has resigned as FIFA President after 17-years in charge. Victory for all of football. (Source: Everyone) pic.twitter.com/fhD8yXutIV— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) June 2, 2015