FIFA Scandal: Fans, Athletes Respond to Sepp Blatter's Resignation

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The empty chair of FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter is pictured prior to a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, 02 June 2015. FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter at the same event said he is resigning and has called for an extraordinary congress to elect his successor.ENNIO LEANZA / EPA

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Sepp Blatter unexpectedly announced Thursday that he will step down as FIFA chief in the midst of a corruption scandal, and only days after he was re-elected to a fifth term. Sports commentators, soccer fans and athletes quickly flooded social media with their thoughts:

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