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Social media reaction to Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president

Newly elected Sepp Blatter addresses the FIFA congress after winning his fifth term as president.

The latest FIFA congress is in the books and -- surprise! -- Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the supreme overlord of world football, or FIFA president if you will.

Upon the confirmation of a fifth term for Blatter, reaction from the social media world started flooding in. Here are a few of note.

Retired footballer Luis Figo, who initially ran for FIFA president only to withdraw weeks before the election, posted some poignant thoughts.

Sepp Blatter: 10 photos of FIFA president

Sepp Blatter is FIFA President again for a fifth term. Here are 10 photos from the past few decades of the Swiss powerbroker.

Watching on wistfully

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Sepp Blatter opts for silence. Perhaps something his critics wish he had kept up. (1992 - Werek/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Playing a trumpet

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Everyone always thought Blatter was full of hot air. (1998 - AP Photo/Keystone)

Wearing sunglasses

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When you are head of FIFA you can't have problems with the sun, after all. (1998 - Contrast/Behrendt/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

A day at the golf

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A nice day out at the golf with Michel Platini (left) and Boris Becker. Wonder if Sepp was over par? (2003 - AP, via KEYSTONE/Olivier Maire)

Driving a tram

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What better way to celebrate your organisation's 100th birthday than by driving a tram? (2004 - AP Photo/ Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

Misses his kick

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Sepp was not much of a player in his day. As he proved at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. (2006 - AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

Standing in a pretend background

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Whoever got Sepp to wave while standing on a fake hill at the International Broadcast Centre in Munich deserves a medal. (2006 - Pressefoto Ulmer/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Dancing in South Africa

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Famed for his dad dancing, Sepp gives it another go during a press conference at Ellis Park stadium. (2008 - PABALLO THEKISO/AFP/Getty Images)

Riding in a golf buggy

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Walk? No, I will be driven in a golf buggy please. (2012 - Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Meets a giant armadillo

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What better way to welcome a new World Cup than by shaking hands with a giant armadillo? (2014 - Photo by Friedemann Vogel - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

 By Chris Wright

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DAJE ROMA!Tra gli abbonati...

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