Javi Martinez tweets reaction to the US election

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The year 2016 will be impossible to forget. Leicester City win the Premier League, Portugal win Euro 2016, Britain votes for Brexit and Donald Trump is elected as the next president of the United States.

The most recent of those surprising events was arguably the most controversial and it has made shockwaves across the world.

Electing such a divisive figure like Trump was always going to lead to some explosive reaction from around the globe and we certainly haven't been let down in that respect.

Even some of sport's biggest names have taken to Twitter to voice their opinion (and concern) on America's big decision.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany didn't hold back in his criticism and tweeted: "Wtf.. Let's put all the idiots around the world in power and see what happens. Next gen reality TV. #SadWorld"

While his Belgium teammate Jan Vertonghen came across similarly frustrated with the election outcome and vented his anger with two posts.

"Can't believe what I'm seeing. This is so embarrassing #ElectionNight," The Tottenham defender wrote.

"Would love to speak to someone who's actually pro-Trump to see what's going on in their head but I just can't find them..."

However, Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez has raised the bar with his brilliant conclusion of the result.

Shortly after Trump made his victory speech, many Americans had already begun to consider leaving the country and the Canada immigration website crashed as a result of the high volume of visitors.

And as well as the amount of American citizens now weighing up their options about a possible move away, it has also turned some people off visiting and even living in the States in the future.

Including Martinez, who humorously hinted he might have to change his career plan now Trump is set to become president at the start of 2017.

The modern trend for many of football's top stars from Europe is to try and see out their career in the slightly slower paced, yet still fairly lucrative, MLS.

Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Kaka are just a few of the big names who have been picking up their wages in America this season and it remains a popular destination for players who can no longer cut it at the top level but have enough marketing potential for MLS sides to consider signing.

But Bayern defender Martinez has all but ruled out finishing his playing days in the States with this great tweet.

Fortunately for Martinez, the 28-year-old has still got a few more years at the top of the game left in him and who knows how long Trump's presidency will last?

Javi Martinez
Bayern Munich

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