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Twitter reacts to sad news of Johan Cruyff’s death

Catalunya v Argentina: International Friendly

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Johan Cruyff of Catalunya coaches his players during the international friendly match between Catalunya and Argentina at the Camp Nou stadium on December 22, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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Legendary Dutchman Johan Cruyff passed away on Thursday as the 68-year-old former Holland, Ajax and Barcelona star lost his battle with cancer.

[ VIDEO: Highlights from Cruyff’s career ]

One of the most influential figures in the history of the game has been lost and great sadness has swept through the soccer community.

Below are just some of the responses from clubs, players and others to Cruyff’s death as he is currently the number one topic trending on Twitter worldwide.

RIP, Johan.

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