The Pope is hanging up his pointy hat and Twitter has been typically quick to react. Here’s some of the best jokes floating around cyberspace about the pontiff’s resignation.
Irish president, Michael D. Higgins (or his parody account at least) tells Saint Bono his chance is nigh:
Frankie Boyle is surprised the man in the Villa Park hotseat has outlasted the one in the Vatican hotseat.
Fucking hell, Paul Lambert's still there and the Pope has resigned—
Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) February 11, 2013
The Mirror Football guys announce the usual suspects are up for the job:
BREAKING: Pope resigns. Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown and Alex McLeish have all thrown their hats into the ring to replace him—
(@MirrorFootball) February 11, 2013
Queen La Queefer points out it’s a very Catholic trend apparently:
Isn't pulling out before finishing the real catholic way to do things?—
Queen La Queefer (@PuddStrikesBack) February 11, 2013
Rufus Hound notices a startling similarity (via @Markbastin72)
Rob Williams sympathizes with the Pope’s workload: