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Twitter reaction to Sepp Blatter’s stepping down as FIFA President

| 03.06.2015

Sepp Blatter’s reign as FIFA President is over, after the under-fire 79-year-old ended his terrible tenure, which he had held since 1998. Expectedly, the world of football welcomed the news of his resignation, evidently highlighted by the reaction on Twitter..

The news broke after FIFA called a random press conference at their headquarters in Zurich, but nobody expected what soon followed..

Blatter was plastered all over the tabloids after his high-profile stepping..

Possibly one of the photos of the year as Blatter makes his way out..

The world rejoiced..

There will be a few more sweaty palms within FIFA..

One highly-driven investigative reporter, Andrew Jennings, has been on the Blatter case for years now and believes the former president will soon be found out..

Players have had their say, and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany wants more to do be done..

Constant tweeter Gary Lineker weighed in as well..

Some sarcasm never goes a miss..

Gary Neville sensed some suspicions..

Rio Ferdinand was hoping not all the recent allegations are true..

The former Manchester United defender also put forward his ideal candidate to replace Blatter..

However, the former Red Devils chief executive David Gill is reportedly not interested in the vacant position..

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein was the only man to go up against Blatter in the recent elections and he is the 11/10 favourite with Coral to obtain that role.

Michel Platini is also regarded as a possible replacement at 6/4, while probably football fans’ choice Luis Figo is 13/2 and Gill available at 50/1.



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.