From Luis Figo to Richard Branson - Stars react to Sepp Blatter resignation
Published 02/06/2015 | 20:42
Blatter, who only won re-election last week, called time on his 17-year tenure this evening at a hastily arranged press conference in Zurich.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Blatter's announcement.
LUIS FIGO (former Portugal player and recent FIFA presidency candidate): Change is finally coming. Let's find a solution to start a new era of transparency and democracy in FIFA.
GARY LINEKER (former England striker): Blatter has resigned. Can't quite believe it. FIFA always appeared to be such a fine upstanding organisation. Missing Blatter already!
RUUD GULLIT (former Holland star): What kind of garbage is coming out for #blatter to step down as just elected president of FIFA?????
GRAEME LE SAUX (former England player): Time for radical reform. Chance to expose & hold those accountable for any wrongdoing. I'd start by looking at who voted for Blatter.
VINCENT KOMPANY (Manchester City captain): Blatter wasn't sole responsible, more have to follow. Transparency and voting reform, then we move on and bring back ethics.
MICHAEL VAN PRAAG (Holland's recent FIFA presidency candidate): I wanted change for the FIFA and this may be a very big step in the right direction. Let's truly accomplish
PIERS MORGAN (former newspaper editor): BOOOM! #BlatterOut. See, sporting campaigns DO work - however hard it seems. Blatter out, now let's get a batter in. #BringBackKP
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (tennis great): Blatter steps down- good thing- the only way to clean up FIFA was with him doing that. A good start.Good luck, hope Platini gets it:)
JAMIE CARRAGHER (former Liverpool player, now a pundit): Got to get Sepp Blatter on MNF (Sky's Monday Night Football programme) next season!
RICHARD BRANSON (entrepreneur): Finally Blatter resigns - opportunity for FIFA to rebuild trust in the beautiful game.