The footballing world reacts to the UK's vote to leave the European Union

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Many took to social media following the UK's historic vote, including some footballers past and present.

The United Kingdom woke up this morning to a historic vote to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership, with 52% of the country voting for Brexit.

The effects are likely to be felt for quite some time with Prime Minister David Cameron confirming that he will be standing down from his post, in the hope that a new leader will be installed by the Conservative Party conference in October, and trading on currency on stock markets has also been reacting to the historic vote.

The process of withdrawal from the EU will not start until there is a new Prime Minister in place at the earliest. 

It has been a vote that has divided much of the country given 48% opted for to remain part of the country, and it has sparked plenty of debate an opinion, even among professional footballers.

Some had been pretty open about their opinions from the outset, with Karl Henry of Queens Park Rangers posting a picture of his ballot paper as he voted for the UK to leave the European Union, while Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie seemed to contemplate football tournaments in the future.

Here is what a few of them had to say: 




Spanish international Nolito, currently of Celta Vigo, has been linked with a move to Manchester City in the Premier League, he seemed pretty oblivious to what was going on in a country he could potentially ply his trade.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech seems to think that the British public has been misled by the campaign to leave the trading bloc, saying it was based on lies:

Former Liverpool, Arsenal, Birmingham and Stoke City winger seemed to be on something of a wind-up on his twitter users. He gave a reaction though no-one is quite sure what it is, even if you check the rest of his timeline: 

Ex-players turned television pundits had their say on things. Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was unhappy with the result, and if you had a look at his timeline, it seems he wouldn't mind a change in the Labour leadership, either.  

Some politicians would probably do well to listen to Gary Lineker's comments in the aftermath of the vote, even if he did have some choice words about UKIP leader Nigel Farage:

Trevor Sinclair doesn't seem to be able to get his head around the UK wanting to leave, when other countries want to join the European Union:

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