Do we thank John Oliver for this or should we send the gift basket elsewhere?
Infamous FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced his resignation from the position this afternoon amidst an ever-growing corruption scandal. In a hastily organised news conference, Blatter admitted that 'FIFA needs a profound restructuring' and that he will 'continue to exercise my function' until elections for a new president can take place, speculated to happen between December and March.
You can read his full statement here via CNN.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 2, 2015
And with that news came the following reactions, as football fans heaved a sigh of relief and comedians and wannabe comedians blew their Blatter-load all over Twitter.
When you hear the news that Sepp Blatter has resigned as President of FIFA http://t.co/6tpRl6ckRc
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) June 2, 2015
Assuming Sepp Blatter will show up at the special election with a Bobby Valentine style fake mustache and win in a landslide.
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) June 2, 2015
Meet the only person capable of bringing Sepp Blatter back to prominence.... pic.twitter.com/enIjnChVeG
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 2, 2015
BREAKING: Sepp Blatter has announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 2, 2015
BREAKING: Sepp Blatter forms galactic empire.
— diversion (@Diversion50) June 2, 2015
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) June 2, 2015
SEPP BLATTER HAS RESIGNED!! FOOTBALL 1-0 FIFA
— Uber Football Facts (@UberFootbalI) June 2, 2015
— British GQ (@BritishGQ) June 2, 2015
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) June 2, 2015
— Laura Tisdall (@LauraTisdall) June 2, 2015
Now that Sepp Blatter has resigned as the president of #FIFA, Americans can finally go back to not knowing who the hell Sepp Blatter is.
— waitwait (@waitwait) June 2, 2015
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) June 2, 2015
Now we just have to sit and wait and find out what the FBI have on him.