#Fifagate explodes on social media

True to form, Twitter users have jumped onto the story without thinking twice.

Football governing body Fifa has been plunged into crisis today with the launch of two separate corruption investigations and top execs now facing extradition. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Today's Fifa corruption charges have come as a shocker for many, and have hurled the country into a scandal that has very rarely been seen before.

The Fifa corruption inquiry is now looking into bribes allegedly paid for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Football governing body Fifa has been plunged into crisis with the launch of two separate corruption investigations and top execs now facing extradition.

The arrest of Fifa officials follows a lengthy US investigation into racketeering and corruption relating to officials based primarily in the US and the Caribbean.

True to form, Twitter users have jumped onto the story without thinking twice.

Comedian John Oliver took a swipe at this very story last year already, describing the inner workings of the world's most popular sport's governing body as 'grotesque'.

Watch: The light side of the dark corners and clandestine operations exposed in the video below.