Football fans almost unanimously celebrated the news that Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy will quit the role later this year.
Lowy's appointment to the chairman's role after the retirement of his father Frank sparked accusations that the FFA had become a family dynasty.
It was the catalyst for complaints to FIFA and the start of a reform process to overhaul the way football is run in Australia.
And today Lowy's announcement sparked an instant reaction from fans on social media...
My mother text me the Lowy news this morning.— Matt (@DTDmatt) 16 August 2018
Mum - “Lowy has stepped down. Jumped before he’s pushed”
Me - “Here’s me thinking the captain usually goes down with the ship.”
Mum - “That’s for men of honour”
What a wasted period in soccer with this bloke at the helm https://t.co/9kk8e6rRfs— Mick Attarian (@pmens72) 16 August 2018
Leave today you divisive, incompetent, worthless waste of space and take your cronies and sycophants with you.— SFCU (@SFCU) 16 August 2018
Time for a new broom to sweep out all the trash.
Should never have been appointed. Nepotism at its worst. Brought nothing but incompetence and ineptitude to the table. Set the game back years in his time in charge. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out. https://t.co/ygCt6Boper— пятьдесят две победы 76ers (@scouse_roar) 16 August 2018
I’ve seen no substantial analysis of his position... whether his concerns are realistic or overblown? Hard to know what to think.— Redmund (@AlanJonesSucks) 16 August 2018
I know I don’t want our grassroots left to the likes of the Bakrie’s for example!
"A surname that did so much for the resurrection of football in AUS, but now that surname has been damaged."— Rob Scriva (@rovingrob) 16 August 2018
He leaves as arguably the most disliked leader of our game.— Philip Micallef (@MicallefPhilip) 16 August 2018
He's refusing to rule out an eventual return per the article. Methinks he might believe that there's a chance he could be football's white knight in the future should reforms go as badly as he hypothesises they will.— Joey Lynch (@joeylynchy) 16 August 2018
Dad was the saviour and son left it in decline https://t.co/wJtNLTkVaw— Dean (@deanheir) 16 August 2018
Lowy gone. A potential circuitbreaker but could be a case of careful what you wish for. Clear and unemotional debate needs to happen and quickly. #FFA— The Captain (@captaingino4lyf) 16 August 2018
WHERE ARE THE LOWY STATUES THAT WE CAN TOPPLE AND DANCE ON?— Kazonaki (@kazonis) 16 August 2018
So the Lowy empire has left aus futbol’s backyard, it’s been great at the start but the last few years they went too long for so little to gain.— Billy (@billyn123) 16 August 2018
It’s the right time for a new start
@FFA thank the lord Lowy is FINALLY going. Gallop needs to move on too. Let the game grow— M (@Lucid_Oz) 16 August 2018
Steven Lowy walking away in November isn’t that much of s shock. He and FFA have been put under unreasonable and personal pressure by HAL club owners. And he is right - too much power given to HAL clubs isn’t a good thing. 1/2— Michael Safro (@safrossydney) 16 August 2018