Sepp Blatter is laughable, but for all the wrong reasons. He suggested female footballers should "wear tighter shorts and low cut shirts... to create a more female aesthetic", has been accused of financial mismanagement and corruption, suggested racist abuse should be settled with a handshake and laughed when advising homosexuals to "refrain from sexual activity" should they travel to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. But on Monday everyone finally laughed after his Twitter account, as well as Fifa's, were spectacularly and hilariously hacked.
The Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for the highly humorous tweets, which focused on Qatar's winning bid to host the 2022 World Cup amid accusations of bribery.
"So what if I took money from Qatari prince? I am the family's bread earner," 'Blatter' said.
"His excellency the emir of #Qatar has been the most generous figure I have even [sic.] met.
"I have recommended his excellency prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan as my successor," he added.
"The royal family has done much for #FIFA, I am sure Jordan will make an excellent host for 2030."
The Fifa account meanwhile included the tweet: "It was decided that the president Sepp Blatter is to step down due to corruption charges."
Such was the universal schadenfreude Blatter was trending on Twitter.
The Syrian Electronic Army group's infatuation probably stems from Qatar funding anti-Assad rebels.