'Racist'? 'Great friend'? How the world of sport reacted to Trump's shock presidential election win
The Republican's unexpected victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton has left seen opinions from the shocked and angry to the elated and optimistic be voiced.
Introducing the new President of the United States, Donald Trump...https://t.co/ljlRXYbIqy— BigSport (@BigSportGB) November 9, 2016
Famous faces from the sphere of sports have also expressed their reaction online, and some of Trump's highest-profile supporters were delighted at the news.
Although UFC boss Dana White didn't actually comment, he made his feelings known by choosing simply to post a smiley face symbol.
American golf star John Daly offered his congratulations to Trump and thanked the 70-year-old for "putting Americans 1st."
US international soccer star Geoff Cameron issued a rallying call to his compatriots, saying "it's time for America to come together."
The people have spoken! Its time for America to come together. We live in the greatest country in the world today and it will be tomorrow!????— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) November 9, 2016
Trump has strong ties to sport, having previously been a close associate of former heavyweight world champion boxer Mike Tyson, who fought at Trump Plaza and was a vocal supporter of his. Trump also once owned now-defunct American football team the New Jersey Generals.
However, not all reactions were positive. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was quick to voice her opinion, claiming she "knew America was racist but not this much."
I knew America was racist but not this much. And I had no idea America was this sexist. Shame on us...— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) November 9, 2016
US soccer star Megan Rapinoe was also unhappy with the result, referencing CNN political commentator Van Jones' views during a panel discussion where he described Trump's victory as 'whitelash' against a black president.
Thank you @VanJones68 it's incredibly brave and honest of you to speak with such conviction and intelligence.— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) November 9, 2016
Never one to shirk a political debate, England football legend turned charming television presenter Gary Lineker stated simply that the result was "extraordinary."
We live in extraordinary times.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 9, 2016
NBA star Dwayne Wade added his thoughts to the debate with a simple, yet effective GIF saying a Trump presidency was not what he wanted.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, an outspoken supporter of Clinton in the build-up to the vote, tried to lighten the mood with a clever play on words about his own team's fortunes in recent seasons.
Well America is tanking!!! All we can do is Trust The Process...— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) November 9, 2016
After shock early victories in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio for Trump and his team, it gradually looked likely he would become president.
Wisconsin and Michigan were led by Trump as the race heated up, with the Associated Press soon predicting a Trump victory.
Clinton eventually called Trump to pass on her congratulations, but chose not make a public address to supporters following Trump's win.
Trump addressed his supporters at the New York Hilton Midtown: "Now it is time for Americans to bind the wounds of division," he said.
"It is time for us to become together as one united people – I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans."