Senator Clay Davis from 'The Wire' had the perfect reaction to Sepp Blatter's resignation


SOMETIMES, ONLY A well-worn TV catchphrase will do to capture the enormity of a real-life situation.

Sepp Blatter’s sudden decision to resign as Fifa President this evening took the football world by surprise and left many scrambling for words.

Actor Isiah Whitlock Jr — better known as money-grasping politician Clay Davis from ‘The Wire’ — had the perfect one-word reaction:

For anyone unfamiliar with the incredible HBO show, and Davis, here’s a minute-long clip of him saying “Sheeeeeeeee-it!” in a variety of different contexts:

Source: TheWired100/YouTube

Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president

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