These were the best Roberto Martínez sacked jokes after the Everton manager was relieved from his position by club chairman Bill Kenwright following a disappointing third season in charge that culminated in a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland on Wednesday night.
Finally announcing the long-expected news early on Thursday afternoon, with fan protests already planned, the end-of-season awards night has been postponed as a mark of respect.
With former Ajax manager Frank de Boer seemingly in the frame to replace the Spaniard, here are the best Roberto Martínez sacked jokes after his Everton exit:
I think Martinez is doing a great job at efc pic.twitter.com/fCVyFPmmlN
— dashy1 (@daveashy) May 12, 2016
Instead of paying Martinez off with 14 Mil. Just put Niasse on a lead and hand it to him.
— TheEvertonForum.com (@TheEFCForum) May 12, 2016
Seems like Martinez might be going with the 'They can't sack me if I don't go in' route. Well played. pic.twitter.com/Rkam0aPXiS
— Coral (@Coral) May 12, 2016
"Martinez will be sacked, son. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorra…but some day"
That sums up the ITK chat nicely. pic.twitter.com/J68qJTTzi5
— The VfG (@ViewFromGwladys) May 12, 2016
Martinez has finally been sacked!! https://t.co/7UnvkRdLVr
— Solo Loan Mejor™ (@Clemo89efc) May 12, 2016
The thing about Martinez I can never forget: I was once really, really impressed with his Wigan's passing quality…in a game they lost 8-0.
— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) May 12, 2016
As Martinez drives sadly out of the Everton training ground for the last time today, he looks to his right… pic.twitter.com/X3xEko2Fic
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 12, 2016
Robert Martinez season highlights pic.twitter.com/XK3y33Q4wY
— MK (@Goalteke) May 12, 2016
Somewhere in Essex, Alan Curbishley is frantically adding details of his recent Football Manager saves to his CV and sending it to Everton.
— Tom (@tdhntr) May 12, 2016
'Did someone say 'Martinez sacked?' pic.twitter.com/0hoQpVCnsh
— Darren (@nsno_83) May 12, 2016
Great to see the Everton board so proactive, sacking Martinez while there's still time to turn the season around.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 12, 2016
Roberto Martinez getting his P45… https://t.co/cifc1Tyl5L
— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) May 12, 2016
The writing was on the wall for Martinez when he didn't win the league after dropping Tim Howard for Joel Robles.
— Brenzie (@Brenzie) May 12, 2016
— Soccer Guy (@usasoccerguy) May 12, 2016
What next for Roberto Martinez?
33/1 Strictly Come Dancing's his next gig.https://t.co/byTu1SnjxY
— 888sport (@888sport) May 12, 2016
Leighton Baines stirs out to an Everton squad just told that Martinez has gone, calls John Stones over to him and says 'go get the guitar'
— Gary Owens (@GPO1004) May 12, 2016
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) May 12, 2016
SPOTTED: Roberto Martinez in Liverpool after getting sacked by Everton… pic.twitter.com/Re7ijPNbQc
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) May 12, 2016
Reports linking me with the Everton job are premature.. But.. If I do get it, the first thing I'll do is look for the Arteta money #EFC
— Mike Bassett (@mike__bassett) May 12, 2016
— Ant (@_antefc_) May 12, 2016
Moyes steadied the ship, Bobby nearly sank it now please Everton get somebody that can actually sail it
— Lisa (@lisacadwallade1) May 12, 2016
Martinez is gone and Pienaar is tweeting "God is great"😂😂
— Michael (@greenallefc) May 12, 2016
— Premier League Zone (@ThePLZone) May 12, 2016
"How did Everton win the league in 2017 dad?"
It all started when Roberto Martinez was seen driving an imaginary car at a Jason Derulo gig.
— EFC Stats (@EFCStats) May 12, 2016
Just told her about Martinez pic.twitter.com/R2s7u8OtuS
— seanefc (@seankgn32) May 12, 2016
— Dimitrov Packet (@CriminalConte) May 12, 2016
Roberto Martinez defending a throw in is a nice metaphor for his time at Everton https://t.co/jYFeRmcZKu
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 12, 2016
.@Everton Follow back?
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) May 12, 2016
NEWS IN VIEW: Roberto Martinez hails "encouraging" and "positive" sacking by Everton. pic.twitter.com/v8okz3ycgk
— TBN Sport (@TBNSport) May 12, 2016
— Tunç #LAG (@ThanksLD) May 12, 2016
Hahahaha Radio Merseyside talking about Martinez getting the chop and then play Yesterday by the Beatles, no chill
— JJ Faz (@JJ_Faz) May 12, 2016
One of Martinez's finest team performances of the season.. pic.twitter.com/VrxqbdgUJ9
— AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) May 12, 2016
Footage of Moshiri with the Everton squad after the club statement regarding Martinez Departurehttps://t.co/65lfHo6jnI
— Marc Roby (@Marc_Roby) May 12, 2016
@johnmerro1 Should have done it live on stage
— John Mul (@johnmully1) May 12, 2016
Just said to the wife "he's been sacked"…let her finish a series of back flips before I told her it was Martinez not Louis…#hospitalised
— Ray (@Rayzor74) May 12, 2016
— SportsOffer4u (@sportsoffer4u) May 12, 2016
Everton: Come over
De Boer: I can't I'm at training Everton: But Martinez has gone
— Terry ► (@Terry_Finnegan) May 12, 2016
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) May 12, 2016
Martinez has gone… pic.twitter.com/pnjaQs379s
— Spion Klopp (@Jay_78_) May 12, 2016
— Team Noah (@Teamnoahappeal) May 12, 2016
At least Roberto Martinez got to fulfil his lifelong dream of being in a Spencer FC video before he got sacked! pic.twitter.com/EjCZLlxvMI
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) May 12, 2016
*Everton manager interview*
— Bradley Cates (@Bradley_Cates) May 12, 2016