Jets Fans on Twitter Are Thrilled to Be Rid of Owner Woody Johnson, Trump’s Pick For UK Ambassador


Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 4.13.17 PM (1)A move that had long been rumored is now official: New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has, according to multiple reports, been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Johnson has been a donor to many republican candidates over the years — including Trump, for whom he served as a key fundraiser during the general election campaign.

During the republican primary, Johnson served as finance chairman for Jeb Bush — a fact that Trump pointed out with glee as Bush’s candidacy faltered.

The news likely means that Johnson will turn day-to-day operations of the Jets over to someone else. And given the club’s mostly subpar performance ever since Johnson purchased the team in 2000, Jets fans were elated with the news. The Jets are coming off of a 5-11 season, and haven’t made the playoffs since 2010.

So naturally, a large portion of the fan base is hoping that Donald Trump Made the Jets Great Again with this appointment. Here’s a sampling of the reaction on Twitter from fans, journalists, and others:

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