Two and a half months after his stunning election win, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.
The controversial businessman and reality TV star drew no shortage of attention from the footballing world over the course of the campaign, and that certainly continued when Barack Obama stepped aside and Trump's presidency formally began with the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Here are a few of the notable reactions from social media as current and former players paid tribute to Obama while addressing the start of the Trump presidency ...
Mr. President, thank you. From the bottom of this tall, Mexican-American's heart. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/qx6AAB2Lfo — Omar Gonzalez (@Omar4Gonzalez) January 20, 2017
Dad always tells me, "Don't be part of the problem; be part of the solution." Taking that to heart today. — Clint Irwin (@ClintIrwin) January 20, 2017
Be Kind. Always. — Diego Valeri (@DiegoDv8) January 20, 2017
And the sparse crowd goes wild.— Kyle Martino (@kylemartino) January 20, 2017
A few more drops of rain and we might see what happens when yellow hair dye mixes with orange fake tan. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 20, 2017