Some may argue that it’s been a long time coming, but on Wednesday morning the walls started to close in on a select group of FIFA delegates, as they were arrested in Switzerland.
Those indicted for racketeering and corruption could now could face extradition to the United States where they will face prosecution should there be enough to warrant it.
And, as you’d imagine, football fans and journalists all over Twitter have all taken note and offered up their opinions/jokes/thoughts/concerns and biting comments for the rest of the world to see.
FIFA communications chief Walter De Gregorio held a press conference shortly after the arrests had been announced, and he fielded some tough questions with a series of unclear and even strange answers.
Though he proved himself to be much more put together than Nigel Pearson is at any of his, but his long sighs before answering many of the enquiries suggested that he was at the beginning of a very tough day.
I'm pumped for absolutely nothing of note changing and football being exactly the same after this. What a time to be alive.
— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) May 27, 2015
Brass balls from de Gregorio in that #FIFA press conference….was just waiting for him to call someone an Ostrich to top it off…
— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) May 27, 2015
Hope the Queen sighs as much as Walter De Gregorio when she sets out Tory plans at the State Opening.
— Laura Jones (@YICETOR) May 27, 2015
— Dario Brentin (@sportingbalkans) May 27, 2015
Has anyone close to Blatter actually been arrested? Or is it just enemies, potential rivals and those linked to a World Cup he doesn't want?
— James Corbett (@james_corbett) May 27, 2015
Chuck Blazer, football's equivalent of Sonny "The Bull" Gravano, on a mobility scooter?
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) May 27, 2015
US official: "Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks, and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA" http://t.co/dg6cA23GWj
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 27, 2015
Fifa: US Attorney Kelly Currie alleges "brazen corruption": "Let me be clear: this indictment is not the final chapter in our investigation"
— David Conn (@david_conn) May 27, 2015
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) May 27, 2015
I understand FIFA arrests relate to strange betting patterns immediately prior to Diana Ross' penalty attempt in USA '94.
— Spirit of Mirko (@mirkobolesan) May 27, 2015
The Americans completely ignore soccer for 200 years, finally learn the correct term is football, and then basically invade FIFA. Classic
— Bootifulgame (@bootifulgame) May 27, 2015