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The Best Twitter Reactions To Sepp Blatter's Resignation As FIFA President

"So the FBI is the new president of FIFA, I guess."
FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)

In a press conference on Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland, Sepp Blatter banished himself to the shadow realm. He's gone -- or, at least, he says he will be -- which means that after 17 years of misuse and abuse, FIFA will finally get a new president.

This is perhaps the greatest victory Sports Twitter has seen since the last time Riley Curry did something adorable. As soon as the announcement broke, timelines were flush with reactions to Blatter.

We did it, America! You're welcome, everyone else.

— Barry Petchesky (@barryap1) June 2, 2015

Next Ballon d'Or winner: pic.twitter.com/dTW5YTwixb

— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) June 2, 2015

blatter relief

— Lindsey Adler (@Lahlahlindsey) June 2, 2015

This is the most profound shock I have experienced in my adult life.

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) June 2, 2015

Oh man, we have at least 4 months of Blatter before he rides off into the sunset. Imagine what he could do... pic.twitter.com/gMmYl1kRoB

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) June 2, 2015

"Wait, you actually let them badger you into RESIGNING?" pic.twitter.com/mxlgZYiNm2

— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) June 2, 2015

Footballers from around the world are weighing-in as well:

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