Less than 24 hours after David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary, Boris Johnson has stepped down as Foreign Secretary – a position he held for two years.
Johnson’s antics in recent years (even prior to his appointment as Foreign Secretary) have often resulted in a great deal of ridicule on social media, and Twitter users were unlikely to let his resignation slip by unnoticed.
Despite a tiring day of making fun of David Davis and keeping up the momentum of World Cup jokes, Twitter was flooded with jibes at Johnson within minutes of the announcement – here are some of the funniest.
There’s a theory going round that that, rather than just call in sick to work, Johnson has resigned purely to watch England in the World Cup in peace
I reckon Boris Johnson is trying to get a ticket for Wednesday’s Semi-Final. #WheresBoris
— Wolfie. (@Tpopularfront) July 9, 2018
A spokesperson for Boris Johnson has released a statement saying "Mr. Johnson has resigned from the position of Foreign Secretary with immediate effect as he plans on getting absolutely f*cking smashed on Wednesday for the England game and wanted Thursday to recover."
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 9, 2018
And we’re pretty sure David Davis was in on the plan
"I hear Margate is quite nice and sunny today. Fancy slacking off on a Monday and hitting the beach?"
David Davis and Boris Johnson resign pic.twitter.com/gcQtOiT7Qw
— Evie the Cat (@HMCabinetCat) July 9, 2018
There may also be some Love Island-related rumours floating around
So David Davies and Boris Johnson resign whilst Love Island announces two new boys are entering the villa tonight…coincidence?
— Lydia (@lydiabarthelmes) July 9, 2018
It’s safe to say that some of us won’t miss him
Can I just say that while I don't agree with Boris Johnson on anything, I want to be absolutely clear that I have absolutely no respect for him either.
— pooka (@pangopup) July 9, 2018
Boris Johnson has quit, oh no, who will do a terrible job now?
— Jack Donald (@oneJackDonald) July 9, 2018
this is the only thing Boris Johnson has ever done that I'm in favour of
— Katie (@supermathskid) July 9, 2018
And, actually, Boris simply resigning from his job isn’t enough for everyone
Can Boris Johnson resign from the UK while he's at it?
— Ewan ☺ (@Ewan_Carr) July 9, 2018
But let’s not forget all the great things Johnson has done for the country
A list of David Davis’ and Boris Johnson’s achievements in two years as Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary:
— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) July 9, 2018
Theresa May and the rest of the government are going to miss him, we’re sure
impossible to see how May can replace the knowledge and wisdom of both David Davis and Boris Johnson unless by some stroke of luck Tesco have two large joints of gammon
— h cass (@harleycassidy) July 9, 2018
But there’s really only one man whose resignation England won’t accept today
David Davis resigns, Boris Johnson resigns…
— Simon Morley (@1153Simon) July 9, 2018
As football mad as the world is right now, some sports presenters are taking the metaphors to the extreme
Boris Johnson is the latest to hand in a transfer request as his team hurtle towards inevitable relegation.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 9, 2018
And some England fans might be reading into things a little too much
1966 Boris Johnson wasn't in Government
2018 Boris won't be in Government
— Nathan (@Nate326) July 9, 2018
Of course, it’s all fun and games now, but just think which job could Boris end up doing next
Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary to pursue a full-time football career… pic.twitter.com/22zuCSz85M
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 9, 2018
boris johnson for the semi final commentators job
— Mike 🐙🐙 (@Mike_DFish) July 9, 2018
Oh god, Trump is going to announce Boris Johnson as his SCOTUS pick, isn't he?
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 9, 2018
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