FIFA President Sepp Blatter, 79, announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, a mere four days after his re-election to his fifth term heading up soccer's governing body.
Blatter released a statement saying: “I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football. I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing for the organisation. That election is over but FIFA’s challenges are not."
Blatter went on to say that FIFA was in need of a “profound overhaul” and that he did not have the “mandate from the entire world of football” to implement that change.
Twitter, the collective comedian of the internet, jumped on the back of the scandal and rode it all the way home. Here's a roundup of some of the funniest tweets.
this was Sepp Blatter just one week ago. How things change. pic.twitter.com/FzyvgxDzAs— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) June 2, 2015
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Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Sepp Blatter. Now we have no jobs, no hope and no blatter.— Caitlin Kelly (@atotalmonet) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter has announced he will resign to spend more time with his family and his shredder.— CHRIS MILLS (@quiztimechris) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter has quit? Can't imagine why, he's done such a good job! - said no one ever!!— GAZ (@GRYHWSN24) June 2, 2015
I was devastated to hear that Sepp Blatter has resigned as FIFA president. He promised me that I'll host the 2026 world cup.— Craig Farebrother (@criggfairy) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter presiden FIFA mundur ... ⚽⚽ [pic] — https://t.co/tEQIhiassw— pratikno lay (@tiknoLay) June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter has resigned. pic.twitter.com/q1D6TO2sfw— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) June 2, 2015