World of sport reacts to Trump being Elected

After the controversial character romped to US Presidential victory last night, a multitude of high-profile American and world sports stars alike took to social media to let their feelings be known…

Unsurprisingly, the majority of those who posted were either in shock or simply venting their anger at the situation:

Buffalo Bills Leger Douzable was blunt in his rhetoric:


NBA legend Dwyane Wade put a lighthearted twist on his disbelief:

Fellow NBA veterans Lou Williams and Jamal Crawford failed to see the funny side of it all:

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid managed to see the funny side, despite his disappointment at the outcome:


While nobody can really figure out what UFC President Dana White was aiming for with this:


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith raised an interesting point:


Dallas Mavericks owner and successful businessman Mark Cuban had a more positive message:


Elsewhere, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was just as unforgiving on Twitter as he is on the pitch:


Match of the Day’s always opinionated Gary Lineker Tweeted:


While our own Kevin Kilbane compared proceedings to 2016’s other worldwide debacle, Brexit:


Elsewhere at home, John Kavanagh had other things on his mind:


While Dublin’s John Small was in joking mood:


Teammates Dean Rock and Jack McCaffrey were more frank with their sentiments:



Athlete Derval O’Rourke went for a similar feel:


Boxer Paddy Barnes was in genuine shock:


Australian cyclist Annette Edmondson spoke for people the world over when she posted:


Finally, our sponsors Coral put an interesting twist on things:


There is understandably more disagreement on Trump being elected on the part of the American public than the rest of the world, highlighted by social media this morning.

So, on behalf of all of us non-Americans…

You got it wrong America. Best of luck cleaning up the mess you’ve made for yourselves.


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