Despite the best efforts of presidents and prime ministers all over the world, as of Sunday morning, Sepp Blatter was steadfastly refusing to go as FIFA boss.
And then these guys got on his case on Sunday afternoon.
Oh, and these guys too.
In Crewe for the Northern Ireland football team's friendly with Qatar, the fearless band of boys and girls chose to make a stand.
"BOO!" they shouted.
"HISS!" they, er, hissed.
"SEPP BLATTER, **** *** YOU *** ****!" they murmured (some of their number being lawyers but not yet rich enough lawyers to be able to fork out substantial damages for defamation of character).
And then today, the *** **** did indeed **** ***.
Quite remarkable, and proving once again that wee countries are countries too.
For the record, Sunday's game finished Northern Ireland 1 Qatar 1 in front of a crowd of 3,022.