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Twitter reacts to Sepp Blatter’s plans to resign with confused glee, other fun emotions


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The startling news that Sepp Blatter is resigning as FIFA president may’ve caught fans off guard, but that didn’t stop them from reacting with glee and a load of questions.

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We’ll be sorting through the questions as they day goes on -- What happens to World Cups 2018 & 2022? Who’s next? Sunil? -- but the world of soccer media was ready to roll once they learned Sepp would be leaving his gig.

With Ding Dong The Witch is Dead #TeamAmericaWorldPolice

— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) June 2, 2015

Reality check: Blatter leaving is just a part of the problem. There is a culture in place that needs to be reverted. That takes time. — Juan Arango (@JuanG_Arango) June 2, 2015

Time for radical reform. Chance to expose & hold those accountable for any wrongdoing. I’d start by looking at who voted for Blatter. #FIFA

— Graeme Le Saux (@graemelesaux14) June 2, 2015

The FA Chairman Greg Dyke tells BBC News “If I was in Qatar today I wouldn’t be feeling very confident” #FIFA #Blatter

— Daniel Sandford (@BBCDanielS) June 2, 2015

If Blatter planning to stay on for six months - and something else emerges from the FBI or Swiss - we might get a second resignation speech

— Simon Evans (@sgevans) June 2, 2015

It’s tremendous that Blatter is out. But Blatter isn’t the end of FIFA’s problems. Change won’t happen unless people keep paying attention. — Brian Phillips (@runofplay) June 2, 2015

@TheOffsideRules Trap Game Sepp Blatter, you can call me squire/ Who else you know get elected then retire? #SeppBars

— C (@baerwitness) June 2, 2015

Don’t worry about Sepp Blatter he’s got other stuff going on

— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) June 2, 2015

Statement of UEFA President Michel Platini: “It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision”.

— Dan Roan (@danroan) June 2, 2015


— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) June 2, 2015

i guess you could say that guy from FIFA.....sepped down yeahhhhhhhhhhhh

— sba (@essbeeay) June 2, 2015

What a photo from @guardian by Ennio Leanza/EPA

— Ben Miller (@BenWSMiller) June 2, 2015

When you hear Sepp Blatter has resigned.

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 2, 2015

Can we nickname the USWNT the Lorettas?

— Matt Dziomba (@DZgroundhog) June 2, 2015

God Bless the FBI.

— Robbie Mustoe (@robbiemustoe) June 2, 2015

So did Blatter run for re-election for ego purposes, have the FBI upped the ante since the election or is he #NUFC bound? #SkySauces

— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) 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

You’re welcome, world!

— Soccer Guy (@usasoccerguy) June 2, 2015

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