The world of football reacts to Brexit

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Britain has voted to leave the European Union after Thursday's referendum saw 51.9% of the vote go to the Leave campaign.

Large parts of rural England and Wales appear to have swung the vote in favour of Brexit, triggering a storm of activity amongst the political classes.

David Cameron has announced his intention to step down later this year while Nigel Farage has called for June 23 to be made a national holiday.


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But for football fans, the questions about how the result will affect the future of the Premier League are growing by the minute. It is fair to say that the result will be felt across British sport.

Indeed, many famous faces from the world of football including Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and, err, Jermaine Pennant have tweeted about the news.

Take a look at the best of the reaction:

And this effort from Pennant was truly special

Wenger's warning

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not have a Twitter account but the savvy Frenchman has found other ingenious ways to get his thoughts on Brexit out. Mainly by talking.

Speaking prior to Thursday’s vote, Wenger told beIN Sports: “The modern world can create fear but maybe we have to think as well about potential.

“I can understand that people are scared to lose their culture, but the world will only survive if we work together. That’s what I believe.”

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