The ever-popular Sepp Blatter has announced he will stand for a fifth term as FIFA president, prompting a predictable rush to Twitter from those who don't necessarily agree with his leadership style.
Said Blatter to Swiss paper Blick, as per BBC Sport:
"I'm a candidate again. My mandate has ended but my mission is not finished."
Here's how the football world greeted the news.
Really worried for a while back there. But it's okay we can relax. Sepp Blatter IS standing for fifth term as FIFA President.— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) May 9, 2014
It would be a lot less disappointing if Sepp Blatter was headlining Glastionbury, and Metallica were standing to run FIFA.— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) May 9, 2014
Is there an 'i' missing there? "@WorldSoccerMag Sepp Blatter looks likely to run football for another four years."— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) May 9, 2014
He's fat, he's Swiss, he's really taking the piss...Sepp Blatter, Sepp Blatter.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 9, 2014
That 'mission' Sepp Blatter is yet to finish is, no joke, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Again, that's not a joke.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 9, 2014
Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election. Has there ever been a louder simultaneous groan?— Seb (@premleagueowl) May 9, 2014
Sepp Blatter will stand for 5th Term as FIFA President; He belongs in museum with Dinosaurs. No wonder why FIFA is so corrupt #unbelievable— Bushco Lesejane (@BushcoLesejane) May 9, 2014
Blatter announces he'll run again for FIFA prez. (Jerome) Champagne to be uncorked by some real soon.— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) May 9, 2014
Blatter stands for fifth term in order to realise glorious dream of giving 2026 World Cup to oil-rich, war-torn Narnia.— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) May 9, 2014
If Sepp Blatter can stand for, let alone potentially serve, a 5th term there have to be question marks about FIFA's definition of democracy.— Jonathan Harding (@JonBloggs66) May 9, 2014
Blatter won't mind. He'll just focus on winning that election.