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

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zu
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.

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

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